Arthritic knee means no '04, unlikely '05
NEW YORK -- Injured New York Mets first baseman Mo Vaughn will not play baseball in 2004 and is doubtful for 2005 because of an arthritic left knee.
Vaughn went on the disabled list May 3 with joint and cartilage damage in his knee and didn't play again last season.
He hoped to come to spring training but after working all winter, but the 36-year-old Vaughn said in a conference call Thursday that he had been advised not to try a comeback.
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