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Mets place Josh Thole on 7-day concussion disabled list

May 8, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

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As expected, the Mets placed catcher Josh Thole on MLB’s new 7-day disabled list Tuesday evening following his collision at home plate Monday with the Phillies’ Ty Wigginton. Thole must either return in seven days or be disabled for an additional week.

Veteran Rob Johnson was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move to provide depth behind fill-in backstop Michael Nickeas.

Thole is batting .284/.356/.370 with one home run, four doubles, six runs scored and seven RBI through his first 92 plate appearances this season. The Mets aren’t sure yet how severe the 25-year-old’s concussion might be, but it certainly looked bad.

  1. dondada10 - May 8, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    The old school guys might disagree, but it’s time to ban collisions at the plate.

    • The Baseball Idiot - May 9, 2012 at 5:58 AM

      That just shows you have no understanding of what old school is. I dare you to go back and find video footage of someone running over the catcher before Rose did it in the All-Star game.

      That happned when I was six and I knew it was wrong then. I’m 47, but in the history of the game, that makes it fairly recent development.

      If anything, collisions with a catcher is more new school than old school.

      Just like most of the issues baseball has today.

      • dondada10 - May 9, 2012 at 6:16 AM

        Calling somebody out on the internet? That’s old school.

    • The Baseball Idiot - May 9, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Yeah, I should have Twatted it.

  2. Walk - May 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    The concussion dl in my opinion is the best change i have seen recently, i might go so far as it being best change for players health overall.

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