A source told The Post last night that the Mets’ All-Star left-hander – feared done for the season, maybe even for his career with a possible blood clot in his pitching shoulder – underwent an angiogram yesterday and will not require surgery.
The source said Glavine could be pitching sometime next week.
Glavine, whom the source said is expected to be treated with medication, had been feeling a coldness in his left ring finger. The southpaw said on Sunday that if he needed surgery, he might not be on a mound again in 2006. If there were no operation, he said, he might be able to return quickly.
The source did not specify the cause of Glavine’s problem.
Glavine’s news indicates that the Mets could possibly have both him and Pedro Martinez slotted into the rotation next week. Martinez is on the DL with a strained right calf but is eligible to come off next Wednesday.
Hale adds that Brian Bannister (above) allowed just one run over 6 IP (5 K’s, 1 BB, 6 hits) in Norfolk’s 4-1 win over Charlotte on Sunday. In addition, Evan McLane picked up his 9th IL win (after 3 with Binghamton), a complete game 5 hitter in the Tides’ 6-0 defeat of the Knights on Monday.
C Ramon Castro was meant to start for Brooklyn last night as part of a rehab assignment, but ended up going to the hospital for tests after suffering knee pain during pregame stretches. Castro might’ve dodged a bullet ; the Cyclones were crushed Monday by Staten Island, 21-6, as Brooklyn’s Jake Ruckle couldn’t make it out of the first inning. Alay Soler was in uniform for the Cyclones last night, though there is no truth to the rumor the thrifty Baby Wilpons tried passing him off as Sid Fernandez as part of Brooklyn’s Hawaiian Heritage Celebration.