Young plays catch, Mets in town
By Bill Center
June 5, 2008
No one was more surprised than Bud Black.
Happily surprised, we might add.
While speaking with the media before Thursday night's Mets-Padres game, Black looked out onto the field and saw pitcher Chris Young playing catch.
"That's a great sign," said Black.
Young still has a long way to go before he fully recovers from being struck in the face by an Albert Pujols line drive on May 21 at Petco Park. But after an examine with an ear, nose and throat specialist yesterday, Young was given the approval to play catch.
Jake Peavy, meantime, will pitch in a simulated game Saturday and could return to the rotation next week. Peavy has been sidelined with an elbow strain since May 14.