MILWAUKEE — Mets manager Terry Collins was being taken to a hospital on Sunday for precautionary tests after not feeling well before New York’s series finale against Milwaukee.
Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins became ill about 45 minutes before the game in Milwaukee, and was treated by a Mets trainer and the Brewers’ team physician.
Ricco said he had no specifics on Collins’ symptoms. The skipper was to be taken to Froedert Hospital in nearby Wauwatosa.
“I was just with Terry. He was alert and fine, just wasn’t feeling well,” Ricco said. “So they’re going to have some tests run.”
Bench coach Dick Scott assumed Collins’ managing duties for Sunday’s game.
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle will miss more time than expected as he is dealing with a stress reaction in the bridge of his left foot, MASN’s Mark Zuckerman reports. Doolittle started feeling soreness in his left foot two weeks ago and went on the 10-day disabled list on July 10, retroactive to the 7th.
According to Zuckerman, Doolittle’s injury is similar to a bone bruise. The lefty will stop his rehab program and will likely miss several more weeks than expected. The injury caused Doolittle to not participate in the All-Star Game, but his hope was to return shortly after the second half began.
Doolittle, 31, has 22 saves and a 1.45 ERA with a 49/3 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings for the Nationals this season. Kelvin Herrera will likely get the lion’s share of save chances while Doolittle is out.