Inside Pitch: Glavine to undergo tests

Tom Glavine will undergo tests this week to determine if he has a blood clot in his pitching shoulder. There's a chance he could be lost for the season.

"You get scared. You start wondering about the rest of your career, if there's going to be one," Glavine said Sunday. "I had a wonderful career, and I've stayed healthy for the most part. I've envisioned my retirement, but I never envisioned it through an injury. So from that standpoint, it's uneasy."

Glavine said his left middle finger felt cold after Wednesday's start in Philadelphia.

He was diagnosed in 1990 with Raynaud's, a condition caused by poor circulation that creates the cold feeling and numbness.

Glavine will undergo a MRI exam Monday and an angiogram later in the week, the results of which could determine if he starts this weekend or again this season.

Doctors did rule out an aneurysm, the New York Daily News reported.

Glavine, who is 12-6 with a 3.92 ERA this season, has 287 career victories.

REPLAY: With Pedro Martinez on the disabled list and Tom Glavine possibly heading there, the Mets got a big-time lift from Orlando Hernandez, who beat the Rockies 2-0 Sunday for his fifth win in six decisions.

"Vintage El Duque," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "It reminded me of when he was on top of his game."

Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran homered for the Mets.


  • RHP Guillermo Mota was acquired from the Indians along with cash for a player to be named or cash. Mota pitched 34 times for the Indians this season, posting a 1-3 record with a 6.21 ERA.

  • LHP Tom Glavine will undergo tests Monday to determine if he has a blood clot in his pitching shoulder. The Mets don't know his availability, but if surgery were needed, he would be lost for the season.

  • With their 2-0 victory Sunday over Colorado, the Mets have eight series sweeps for the season.

  • RHP Orlando Hernandez won for the fifth time in six decisions Sunday despite feeling soreness before warming up. "Sometimes you don't know how your body is going to respond until you actually start to warm up," pitching coach Rick Peterson said. "But he felt very confident going in there."

  • LF Cliff Floyd, on the disabled list with a sore Achilles tendon, is scheduled to begin workouts at the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Tuesday.

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