Pre-Game News: Alderson on Reyes, Johan, .500, trade deadline

This afternoon at Dodger Stadium, Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters about a variety of topics, and basically said the following:

  • The next two weeks are critical as far as what he will do at the trade deadline.
  • He is looking at the season in 10-12 game increments.
  • The fact the team is over .500 right now is significant.
  • Peter Greenberg, the agent for Jose Reyes, wants the doctor who performed his surgery in 2009 to look at his MRI.
  • If doctors think Reyes can play in their series with the Phillies next weekend, they will not place him on disabled list.

Regarding Johan Santana, Alderson said “We look at Johan as someone who should pitch this year, if he can.”

Update, 7:30 pm:

Today at Dodger Stadium,Terry Collins spoke with reporters and said David Wright has not yet taken batting practice, and so Collins has canceled his original plan of watching Wright play in rehab games during the All-Star break.

In addition, Collins said Jose Reyes has not begun running as yet, and he will not run until he’s pain free.

Meanwhile, Johan Santana will throw another bullpen session tomorrow in Port St. Lucie, and R.A. Dickey threw his normal bullpen session today, and according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, he still has a “dull pain” in his left glute.

However, Rubin says Dickey intends to make his scheduled start on Friday in San Francisco.

Original Post, 5:50 pm: