CHICAGO — Erik Goeddel was left behind in New York to be seen by team doctors after suffering dizziness and blurred vision for several days. The right-handed reliever has experienced symptoms similar to vertigo, but the doctors were checking to make sure it was nothing more serious.
“I always am concerned,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. ” Anytime you have anything that lingers on with any of these young guys for three or four days, when the symptoms continue sometimes, it’s very bothersome to me.”
The Mets were being very tight-lipped about Goeddel’s issue, but one source said they felt it was vertigo. Collins admitted that was a possibility, likening it to what catcher Kevin Plawecki went through a few years ago.
Goeddel has allowed four runs in his last seven innings pitched. He is 0-1 with a 3.95 ERA this season.
The Mets called up catcher Tomas Nido (pronounced Neat-O) from Double-A Binghamton Tuesday. One of the Mets two prospects to play in the Futures Game this summer, Nido hit .232 with 19 doubles, eight home runs, 60 RBI and 41 runs scored in 102 games with Binghamton this year.
The Mets don’t expect him to play much here, but want him to get a taste of the big leagues. He impressed some on the big league staff during spring training.
An eighth-round pick in 2012 First-Year Player Draft from Orangewood Christian High School in Florida, Nido won the Florida State League batting title with Class-A St. Lucie last year, hitting .320.
Noah Syndergaard threw a bullpen Tuesday. The righthander who has been on the disabled list since May 1 with a torn right lat had been shut down from throwing a simulated game on Sunday because of what the team called “general soreness,” from his rehab start on Thursday. The Mets are still hopeful that he will pitch in the majors before the season is over.
The Mets have talked extensively about using him in a piggyback situation, meaning he would come in and pitch three innings or so after another starter goes four or five. The Mets have not ruled out that happening before the end of this road trip next Wednesday.
The Braves hired Mets director of Baseball operations Adam Fisher as an assistant general manager. Fisher had been with the Mets since 2004, when he started as a baseball operations assistant.