By Mike Steffanos
Just when you thought things couldn't possibly take another sudden turn this season, word is out that the "untouchable" prospect is coming to town. From Kit Stier's report on Mets.com:
The Mets placed outfielder Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and recalled outfielder Lastings Milledge from Triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
Nady underwent an appendectomy on Tuesday at approximately 5:30 a.m. at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Nady should be able to resume baseball activities in seven to 10 days.
In 45 games, Nady was hitting .267 with nine home runs and 22 RBIs.
Milledge, 21, was batting .291 (53-for-182) with 32 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 19 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 50 games for the Tides.
Wow, this team has had a lot to overcome this season, and now something new. I'm excited to have an extended look at Milledge, who is the likely starting left fielder in 2006. The Mets decided to push him a little and start him off in Triple-A Norfolk this season, and a hot start was followed by an extended slump. Lately he has been hitting again, and now he gets the chance to show Mets fans what all the hype is about. Wow.
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