Yes, Ricky Ledee is back. The reserve outfielder returned today for a second engagement with the Mets after a second year of awaiting an emergency at AAA. This year’s crisis concerns injuries to three starting outfielders and one reserve, and that two minor league reinforcements are already up. Ledee, who again this year is wearing No. 9, tagged punchless utilityman David Newhan 17 on the way down, so the news isn’t all bad.
On Thursday, creaky-kneed second baseman Jose Valentin 22 and magician Endy Chavez 10traded places on the active and disabled lists. Endy looks to be gone for a month or more with a bad hammy. Valentin hopes to make do on a partially torn ACL.