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New York Mets pitchers still idling on DL

MILWAUKEE -- A trio of New York Mets pitchers remain sidelined from pitching at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie while on the disabled list:

  • Assistant GM John Ricco said Jerry Blevins has not been cleared to resume throwing. Blevins fractured his left forearm on April 19 when he was struck by a line drive. The bone has not completely healed.

  • Despite being cleared to throw basically since landing on the DL on April 29, Rafael Montero is only long tossing and has not felt comfortable returning to a mound. Montero officially is on the DL with right rotator cuff inflammation.

  • Buddy Carlyle, out since May 12, primarily is dealing with a hip injury and remains too uncomfortable to pitch. Carlyle's injury also is related to a hamstring and his lower back, according to Ricco.

Meanwhile, infielder Daniel Murphy (left quadriceps) is running in Port St. Lucie and should be in a rehab game in Florida within a day or two. He could be activated as soon as next weekend's series against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. The Mets previously had targeted Tuesday's series opener in Milwaukee for Murphy's return.