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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Chavez on the Mend

Mets Rumors & News

Doctors have cleared outfielder Endy Chavez to start additional rehab exercises. Chavez will be adding the stationary bike and pool work to his current regiment and hopes to add jogging by next week. Doctors have a current time table of another four to six weeks before Chavez makes his return. Though still sore, Chavez has remained optimistic he can return within three weeks. Via the Post:

“I think how I’m doing is pretty good,” he said before the Mets’ 2-0 victory over St. Louis. “I know I feel sore, but I’m just thinking about three weeks. I think I’m going to be able to play.”…”I feel a little pain, but I know now I can tolerate (it),” he said. “And I know it’s getting good, because I know it’s not going to kill me. At the beginning of my injury, when I felt something I just stopped because I know it was still pretty bad. But right now I’m getting confidence and it’s getting stronger. But I know …

Buehrle-to-NY Looking Less Likely…For Now

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

According to multiple sources, the Chicago White Sox have taken left-handed starter Mark Buehrle off the market and are close to signing the pitcher to a four-year extension in the $50-60 million range. At various times over the last few weeks, the Mets, Yanks, Red Sox, and Braves had all been linked to Buehrle in trade rumors, but none seemed inclined to part with a top prospect in exchange for a rental player that could leave at the end of the season.

However, that’s not to say that the White Sox are out of the news just yet. According to Newsday, “If they tie up Buehrle to such a team-friendly deal, the White Sox could move more aggressively to shop other starting pitchers like Jose Contreras, Jon Garland or Javier Vazquez, all of whom are signed through 2008 or later.”

Mets GM Omar Minaya has expressed that he would be more willing to part with minor league talent in exchange for a pitcher the team could control …

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