(moved from diaries. --eric)
Valentin flew to New York for an MRI after leaving Saturday's game with a "loose" feeling in the ACL area on the outside of his right knee. Valentin was told he may need another surgery but plans to rehab for now and come back within a month. Valentin admitted one motivation for postponing surgery is his $4.3 million contract for next year, which is guaranteed only if he reaches 400 plate appearances.This is pretty bad news. Hopefully the rehab works and he doesn't need any surgery. Damion Easley and to a lesser extent David Newhan, all eyes on you. I suspect Gotay will get the call over A Hern as who ever comes won't play much and Gotay lefty stick with pop is something the Mets can use on their bench anyway.
Update [2007-4-30 18:38:56 by DocMets16]: It's a partially torn ACL. This is really bad.
Valentin, batting .279 this season, injured his right knee during Saturday's game at Washington and had hoped the injury wasn't significant. Tests revealed the partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament.http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2854120