October 10, 2006

Floyd unlikely for NLCS

Marty Noble at Mets.com writes about Cliff Floyd and the severity of his reinjury:

Floyd was examined via MRI on Monday. General manager Omar Minaya said Floyd's condition has improved and that the left fielder continues to receive treatment. But his inclusion on the Mets' roster for the NLCS still seemed unlikely. Minaya also acknowledged the risk the club would take if it retained Floyd on the roster and he became baseball-incapacitated early in the series.

Rosters, due at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday for the Mets and Cardinals, cannot be revised once the series begins.

Minaya said that another outfielder -- Ricky Ledee or Lastings Milledge -- would be added to the roster if Floyd were unavailable. Ledee, a veteran, would provide duplicate skill because he bats left-handed. Shawn Green, Endy Chavez and Michael Tucker, all outfielders, also are left-handed hitters. Milledge, the rookie, bats right-handed.

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