60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
3 weeks ago

Walker (back) back surgery went as expected Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the surgery went without a hitch, Walker is expected to have a three-month recovery ahead of him. Fortunately, this puts him on pace to be ready for spring training, so he should be good to go for 2017 as long as everything goes as planned with his rehab process.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
3 weeks ago

Walker (back) will be placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to make room for Gavin Cecchini on the Mets' 40-man roster, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker will be sidelined for three months following surgery to repair his back. Moving him to the 60-day DL provides the Mets a spot on the 40-man for Cecchini. Walker will be an unrestricted free agent, though it's possible New York gives him a qualifying offer and attempts to sign him for more than a year.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker (back) will undergo surgery and faces a three month recovery, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Surgery had been the expected course of action, and now Walker confirmed the move as he felt he wouldn't have been able to play anywhere near 100 percent if he continued on this year. The three month recovery will eat into the 30-year-old's offseason, but it still leaves plenty of time for him to be back to full health by the time spring training rolls around in March.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker (back) is expected to undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season, Marc Carig of News Day reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker has been dealing with back issues since mid-August, and been out of action since Saturday. The Mets originally indicated they were just being cautious with the veteran infielder, but the issue has turned out to be more serious than originally thought. With Walker out, Wilmer Flores figures to assume second base duties. Walker will finish the year with 23 home runs in 113 games.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker (back) is experiencing numbness in his legs and feet due to his herniated disc, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets have continued saying that they're going to be careful with Walker, who's been dealing with back issues since mid-August. However, there's yet to be an indication regarding whether or not he'll end up on the disabled list. While Walker is out, look for Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores to share time at second base.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Walker continues to nurse a herniated disc in his back, which is leading to weakness in his foot. The Mets are taking a day-to-day approach to handling the situation, and with rosters set to expand, a DL move seems unlikely.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker has herniated disc that is causing weakness in his lower body and the Mets' team doctors believe he can play through it, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The disc is what's causing the tingling sensation in his lower back. Periodic rest might allow Walker to make it through the season, but his availability will be determined daily, depending on how the back feels.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker (back) will receive a second opinion on Wednesday, the New York Post's Mike Puma reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been dealing with a tingling sensation in his lower back, and right now the plan is for Walker to try to play through the injury. However, the results of Wednesday's second opinion could alter that plan, so stay tuned. Wilmer Flores remains an option to fill in at the keystone if Walker has to miss further time.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker's back injury has improved and he could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker is set to miss his third straight game Tuesday as the result of a back injury, but it seems that the added rest is paying off and he could be back in the lineup sooner rather than later. Wagner reports that Walker and the Mets will have a clearer idea on his status Wednesday. If he misses another game, Wilmer Flores will likely start at the keystone.

60DNeil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker (back) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Walker's recent back flareup will keep him out for a third consecutive game Tuesday. Wilmer Flores is set to start at second base in Walker's absence. While there has been no mention of a possible DL stint for Walker, it remains unclear whether he'll be able to return to the lineup Wednesday.