Good Evening
Good Evening

Capuano's status for next start uncertain

Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano points in the

Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano points in the direction of first base after Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis popped out to end the top of the sixth inning at CitiField. (June 23, 2011) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

The Mets are waiting on Chris Capuano’s bullpen session this weekend before clearing him to make his next start, but Terry Collins is hopeful that he will be OK after leaving Thursday’s start because of abdominal cramps. With a day off Monday, the Mets have the flexibility to skip Capuano if necessary to give him the extra rest.

“We can just move him back if we have to,” Collins said.

Sign up for Newsday’s Mets Messages for updates directly to your phone via text, free with a Newsday digital subscription. Learn more at

New York Sports