NEW YORK (BRAVES JOURNAL WIRE SERVICES) — The New York Mets suffered another blow when centerfielder Angel Pagan was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to scurvy.
“Apparently, Angel wasn’t getting appropriate nutrition,” said manager Jerry Manuel. “Normally, we’d make sure that everyone on the team was properly fed, but the training staff has been so busy trying to keep everyone alive that they haven’t been able to.” Pagan was hitting .287 in place of the injured Carlos Beltran.
“I don’t need any citrus fruit,” said right fielder Jeff Francoeur. “I eat what I want, when I want, and the Mets let me. I love being a Met. For dinner last night I had a steak and three bags of M&Ms. I feel great, and I’m glad that the franchise believes in my nutritional values.”