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Via Newsday‘s David Lennon:

While the Mets were waiting for the results of the MRI of Jose Valentin‘s right knee, Orlando Hernandez showed up at RFK Stadium yesterday morning and complained of stiffness in his right shoulder.

As for possible replacements, the Mets could call up Chan Ho Park, who would be on turn after starting Wednesday for Triple-A New Orleans.

Performance-wise, the best option is Jorge Sosa (3-0, 1.38 ERA), but he pitched yesterday for the Zephyrs against Oklahoma. They also could consider Aaron Sele, who pitched 1 1/3 innings Saturday night, or move up Mike Pelfrey from tomorrow’s start.

As for Valentin, Minaya said the second baseman is expected to have more tests today before they can determine his status. Valentin left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning after feeling his knee “wobble” while he was standing at his position, and he had an MRI yesterday. He said Saturday that doctors were unsure if this is an old or new condition. Valentin missed three months of the 2005 season with three sprained ligaments in the same knee.

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