Per Fox Sports,
The team’s prize offseason acquisition was in New York’s clubhouse on Sunday in Boston before the Mets‘ game against the Red Sox. He said “his legs locked up” after Saturday night’s game, giving him a scare and prompting medical personnel to take him to an ambulance on a stretcher.
His back was wrapped as he spoke and he said he was given medicine at the hospital.
He is 12 for 12 in save opportunities, including a perfect ninth on Friday night against Boston, and is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 20 games.
Rodriguez came to the Mets for a three-year, $37 million free-agent contract over the offseason as the centerpiece of a bullpen overhaul.
This is obviously very good news but I think this is proof that as much of a gamer K-Rod is, he’s not Superman. I didn’t think this was going to be serious but because of this scare, I think its obvious the Mets Closer role should be a tag team like the ’86 team. Putz would be happy and Rodriguez would be healthy.
In 1986, the Mets used Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco in the Closer role, saving 22 and 21 games respectively. That bullpen was elite and we all know how that season finished. I think this bullpen has what it takes to be better.