Mets’ Maine Will Get Second Opinion on Shoulder


A trip to Dr. James Andrews is never a good thing, and that is exactly what New York Mets starter John Maine will be doing next week.

Maine is still experiencing shoulder discomfort that has kept him out of the rotation since June 6 and will visit Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. next week, assistant general manager John Ricco told the New York Daily News.

The Mets medical staff believes Maine is suffering from a pinched
nerve, which is being irritated by scar tissue from his surgery last
September to remove a bony growth from his shoulder socket.

"Discomfort is how he's describing it," Ricco said about Maine. "It just doesn't feel right."

Maine pitched a three-inning simulated game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Tuesday, but won't throw again until visiting Andrews. In 11 starts for the Mets this season, he is 5-4 with a 4.52 ERA.

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