Ken Griffey Jr. to the Mets for Carlos Gomez
HOUSTON - The Mets' depleted outfield took another hit yesterday when rookie Carlos Gomez underwent surgery in New York for a broken bone in his left hand. Gomez, who broke the hamate bone on a checked swing in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 17-7 loss at Colorado, will be out at least six to eight weeks.
The shocking news left the Mets scrambling for a long-term option to fill their cursed leftfield spot. Gomez had been filling in for Moises Alou and Endy Chavez, neither of whom is ready to return from leg injuries.