Monday, June 29, 2009
Ryan Church has been removed from the Mets' depleted lineup because he's feeling nauseous, leaving New York without yet another regular starter.
Fernando Tatis replaced Church in the order, batting fifth and playing left field. Gary Sheffield shifted from left to Church's spot in right on Sunday night against the Yankees.
Church, who was in the original lineup, looked miserable as he sat slumped in front of his locker with a hooded sweat shirt pulled over his head. He sipped on a tall drink that appeared to be ginger ale with ice.
Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Church had a stomachache and there was no reason to think his nausea had anything to do with the post-concussion symptoms that hampered him for much of last season.