John Maine's status may not be certain, but at least it's not severe.I think I speak for everyone when I say that the only reason I am aware of what a rotator cuff is is because I have read about problem rotator cuffs ending the seasons and/or careers of athletes on a fairly regular basis over the past twenty years. I'm no doctor so I'm not really questioning the diagnosis here, but I am struggling to recall any instance in which an issue with a rotator cuff was blown off casually like this, as though it were a deep bruise or back spasms or something.
An MRI taken Tuesday revealed that Maine has a mild strain of his right rotator cuff. He is day-to-day and will rejoin the Mets in Houston, though the team did not immediately reveal whether or not Maine will make his scheduled Sunday start against the Astros.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008