NEW YORK (AP) — Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.
Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during the postgame celebration.
The Mets said Saturday that Baxter dislocated the joint between his right collarbone and sternum and tore rib cartilage on his right side. Baxter's left shoulder slammed into the wall when he robbed Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh inning.
Ramirez was injured running onto the field with teammates to mob Santana after he finished the first no-hitter in Mets history.