Dilson Herrera Begins Throwing Program | Astromets Mind

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dilson Herrera Begins Throwing Program

Should be making plenty of throws from 2B for Las Vegas soon

The Mets top minor league second baseman has been limited so far n 2016 with a sore shoulder

            Before the minor league season began this year, Las Vegas manager Wally Backman announced that Dilson Herrera would begin the season limited to DH/PH duties with the 51s. Apparently he had been dealing with shoulder soreness again in Spring Training, after spending at least some of 2015 playing through it too. Well good news Mets fans! Dilson began a throwing program this week and could be back in the field when the 51s visit Fresno this weekend.
Dilson was able to play in every game during the first series of the year against an AL Triple-A team, but half of those were rained out, and he was limited to pinch-hitting duties this week against Sacramento. Wally said that he threw from 90 feet on Wednesday, and that he’ll be on this throwing program for 4-5 days. He’ll take part in full pre-game infield practice while in Fresno this weekend, and if he says he’s ready to go, he’ll be in the lineup. The 51s begin their series in Fresno Friday night at 10:05 PM
            Dilson is off to a 3-13 start in limited duty, with one double and three strikeouts so far. He’ll be re-joining an already crowded infield – Gavin Cecchini, T.J. Rivera, Matt Reynolds – shortly after the 51s are receiving demoted Eric Campbell, so I wonder if someone will heading down to Binghamton when he’s ready – the B-Mets could use an upgrade at SS until Amed Rosario is deemed ready for AA.

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