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Nady's Emergency Appendectomy Leads to Milledge Time at Shea

Mike SteffanosTuesday, May 30, 2006
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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Comments (3)

Me too, WOW, I hope he is not being showcased for a trade? I hear Zito,s name alot and if he is a free agent next year, we should wait on him. I hope this kid shows them , he's a keeper. The AAA game was a joy, everything was just great. Our seats were alittle to the right of home, right on the railing. We could shake hands with the one in the batting circle. Really, that close. For $10.oo a seat. If your ever up this way, we will take in a game. Our treat,a big sawbuck. Come on up we are big spenders. HA HA

Triple "wow" score....serious business a ruptured appendix...a quick and complete healing to Nady... bringing Milledge to the majors is a no lose situaion...if he shines more powr to us..if he is overwhelmed he still gets valuable experience. If his head stays on straight, then the speed and power of the big show will impel his game to the next level. Strange turn of events what with Nady showing good form to date, but the Baseball angels have spoken and we get to see the "future" in the present.Fortunately this is a teamof brotherhood and camraderie so the vets should put a temporary protective shield around our little brother. No late nights in the Big City and no recreational substances G-d forbid.

Hey, Rev, I feel the same as you. I'd like to see them hold onto the kid. As for the game, I never turn down a free one. Next time I'm around Scranton I'll look you up.
n8genius, I thought the appendix thing was a joke when I first heard it. I'm sure Nady will be fine, and it will be cool to see Milledge.

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