The Mets introduced that first baseman Pete Alonso has been identified with a bone bruise and a sprain of his left wrist, with the anticipated return timeline as three to 4 weeks. He has been positioned on the 10-day injured listing as a part of a slate of strikes that additionally entails right-hander Stephen Nogosek being designated for project. Infielder Luis Guillorme and left-hander Zach Muckenhirn have been recalled in corresponding strikes.
Moreover, the membership introduced that catcher Tomás Nido has been outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse and that right-hander Edwin Uceta underwent surgical procedure to deal with a torn meniscus in his left knee, with an anticipated return timeline of eight weeks.
Shedding Alonso is the most important improvement for the Mets, after all. Reviews emerged this morning suggesting MLB’s house run chief was headed to the IL. He’ll be out past the minimal keep, although the silver lining is that he didn’t undergo a fracture. Alonso’s absence probably opens first base for rookie Mark Vientos, who’s within the lineup at designated hitter tonight towards Pittsburgh starter Wealthy Hill. Outfielder Mark Canha slides over to first base this night.
Nogosek has logged motion for the Mets in 4 totally different seasons. He’s labored 57 1/3 innings throughout 33 profession reduction outings, posting a 5.02 ERA. The Oregon product has tallied a career-high 25 2/3 frames this season, pitching to a 5.61 ERA with middling peripherals. He’s placing hitters out at a barely below-average 21.2% fee whereas strolling almost 12% of opponents. He’s surrendered six house runs, one in all which got here off the bat of Marcell Ozuna in final night time’s disheartening extra-inning loss to the Braves.
The 28-year-old Nogosek has exhausted his minor league possibility years. The Mets had no selection however to take him off the 40-man roster to take away him from the large league membership. They’ll have per week to deal him or look to run him by way of waivers. If one other crew rolled the cube on a declare, they’d additionally should maintain him within the majors or designate him for project.
Nido went by way of the DFA course of earlier within the week. The Mets reportedly explored commerce eventualities after taking him off the roster however apparently didn’t discover ample curiosity. They waived him as a substitute. He’s gone unclaimed, partly on account of a $1.6MM wage this season and a assured $2.1MM subsequent yr.
The Mets DFA Nido simply earlier than he was set to surpass 5 years of main league service. That meant that whereas he can technically decline the minor league project in favor of free company, he’d should relinquish that assured cash to take action. With different golf equipment apparently unwilling to match that deal, Nido is accepting the project to Syracuse, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Submit. He’ll stick within the group as a defensive depth possibility however not occupies a 40-man roster spot.
As for Uceta, he joined New York at first of April on a waiver declare from the Pirates. He made one three-inning look on the large league degree and pitched twice extra in Triple-A. He initially landed on the injured listing with an ankle sprain however apparently suffered a knee harm whereas rehabbing. The Mets might transfer him to the 60-day IL in the event that they want a 40-man roster spot sooner or later, although the current DFA’s of Nido and Nogosek have already dropped that tally to 38.