New York Mets Lose Dilson Herrera To Broken Finger


New York Mets Place Yet Another Player on the DL

If things weren’t already bad enough for the New York Mets in terms of players on the disabled list, it has reached a ridiculous level Friday night. After originally thinking that one of their top prospects Dilson Herrera only had a fingernail issue, they have come to realize that it is actually a broken finger that will force him to the 15-Day DL.

Herrera was injured during fielding drills on Friday night prior to the Mets’ 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night. That forced him from the Mets lineup for the game Friday and onto the DL.

“We shook our heads when they came to us and told us during the game that his finger was broken,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I just said, ‘Of course it is. The way things have gone for us, we certainly couldn’t have just a fingernail issue, we’ve gotta break his finger.’”

Herrera was originally called up on May 1st to help offset the injury to David Wright in the infield, as he took over the job at second base while Daniel Murphy shifted over to his original position of third base. He hasn’t been lighting the world on fire as he did when he was called up last September, hitting just .235 with one homerun and three RBI, but is a better option than giving everyday at-bats to Ruben Tejada again; Tejada went 0-3 at the plate with two strikeouts in the spot start for Herrera.

“We were just doing the routine daily work of double-play ground balls,” Herrera said through a translator when asked about the injury. “It was a throw to me, and I stuck my finger I think a little too deep [into the glove] or a little too close and got hit on the tip.”

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This is yet another blow to a Mets team that has had to deal with massive injury problems the first six weeks of the season. They have suffered huge blows to their pitching staff, and now their quasi-Wright replacement now joins him and Travis d’Arnaud on the DL. Even d’Arnaud’s replacement is struggling right now, as he wasn’t able to play Friday because of sinus problems that have caused dizzy spells.

To replace Herrera on the roster, Eric Campbell will be recalled from Triple-A. He is expected to take over full-time at third base, while Murphy will move back to second base. The Mets everyday lineup is getting weaker by the day, and could really use Wright and d’Arnaud, arguably their hottest hitters at the times they went down, to return sooner than later as they are hitting a swoon in May.

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