Just a couple of days removed from reports of Travis d’Arnaud suffering a partially-torn UCL, the Mets receive even more bad news for their catching corps when it was reported today that Kevin Plawecki has suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand. Plawecki suffered this injury after he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday. Plawecki seemed okay at first, as he came around to score on an Adrian Gonzalez single later in the inning, however Tomás Nido pinch-hit for Plawecki later in the game.
Plawecki’s X-rays after the game were ruled negative, but the injury was revealed in an MRI he underwent on Thursday.
Luckily for the Mets, this isn’t a severe injury and will likely keep Plawecki out for only two to three weeks. Jose Lobaton was recalled from a Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Plawecki. Lobaton was signed by the Mets on a minor-league deal this offseason. In 2017, Lobaton had a rough season at the plate, hitting a .170 BA, .232 wOBA, and .525 OPS in 158 plate appearances for the Nationals.
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