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Mets Lose Alou 4-6 Weeks To Hernia Surgery

Mets left fielder Moises Alou will miss four-to-six weeks as he undergoes surgery on his right hernia. He left Port St. Lucie Wednesday because of a strain, and flew back to New York for an MRI. He will have surgery Thursday.

“I myself have never seen so many injuries at one time,” said Mets Manager Willie Randolph.

David Wright, however, didn’t call them injuries.

“There’s a difference between being banged-up and injured. We’re not injured, we’re banged-up.”

Whatever they are, they’re not at full strength, not by any means. We all knew Alou would get injured at some point this season — that’s his nature. But this early in the Spring? It could be a long and painful season for the Mets. Already they’re searching for a contingency plan for first baseman Carlos Delgado and a platoon partner for right fielder Ryan Church. Now they’ll need to add another outfield spot to that help-wanted list.

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