A swine flu scare.
Here's the news out of Pittsburgh:
The Mets trainer briefed his team, urging them to report any symptoms that would be indicative of swine flu. Starting pitcher John Maine and center fielder Carlos Beltran have both been ill with a stomach virus, but aren't exhibiting any of these symptoms.An associate producer for SportsNet New York, who started having symptoms after arriving here Sunday night, was treated and tested at a hospital, but the Mets had not received confirmation as to what type of flu the strain was. The producer left Pittsburgh on Tuesday and traveled back to New York by car.
Beltran, though, remained ill and spent part of Tuesday at a hospital having tests on his intestinal tract. Ricco said doctors were confident that "it's a gastrointestinal issue" and added that the possibility of an ulcer had come up.
But it is possible that Beltran, who has not felt well since leaving Saturday's game, was also being tested for swine flu.
Already Hurting, Mets Face a Swine Flu Scare (New York Times)