A rundown of the 11 players currently on the disabled list for the Mets and a listing of others who have spent time on the DL this year for the club.

The lesson of the 2009 Mets season is: It can always get worse.

Just when it looked like the club might be turning the corner with its massive injury problems with the news that two players might return soon, more bad news hit.  Saturday afternoon David Wright got hit in the head with a 94 mph fastball from Matt Cain.  He was held overnight at a hospital, where it was determined he suffered a concussion but with no internal bleeding.  Wright was placed on the disabled list and his season might be over.

So, for the sake of posterity, here are the 11 players currently on the disabled list for the Mets.

Carlos Beltran

Injury – Bone bruise in his right knee

Last game played – June 21st

Return this season – possibly

2009 Salary – $18.5 million

Carlos Delgado

Injury – injured hip/strained oblique

Last game played – May 10th

Return this season – unlikely

2009 Salary – $12 million

John Maine

Injury – pinched nerve/shoulder weakness

Last game played – June 6th

Return this season – unlikely

2009 Salary – $2.6 million

Fernando Martinez

Injury – right knee surgery

Last game played – July 3rd

Return this season – no

2009 Salary – $400,000 (split contract)

Ramon Martinez

Injury – fractured pinkie

Last game played – June 2nd

Return this season – unlikely

2009 Salary – $750,000 (split contract)

Jon Niese

Injury – torn hamstring

Last game played – August 5th

Return this season – no

2009 Salary – $400,000 (split contract)

Fernando Nieve

Injury – torn right quad

Last game played – July 19th

Return this season – possibly

2009 Salary – $414,000

J.J. Putz

Injury – bone spur/elbow surgery

Last game played – June 4th

Return this season – likely

2009 Salary – $5 million

Jose Reyes

Injury – hamstring/calf/knee

Last game played – May 20th

Return this season – unlikely

2009 Salary – $5.75 million

Billy Wagner

Injury – ligament replacement surgery

Last game played – August 2nd 2008

Return this season – imminent

2009 Salary – $10.5 million

David Wright

Injury – concussion

Last game played – August 15th

Return this season – unknown

2009 Salary – $7.5 million

The Mets have also had Brian Schneider, Oliver Perez, Alex Cora, Tim Redding, Ryan Church, Angel Pagan and Gary Sheffield on the DL this year.  If we count Cora as a second baseman, the Mets have had someone from every position on the roster on the DL at some point this season.

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