Francisco Lindor Gives Great Injury Update to Begin Camp

Despite his impressive 2023 campaign, Francisco Lindor played hurt all season. Now he is ready to take his game to the next level.
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Once the New York Mets' 2023 season wrapped up, there was reporting about how their star shortstop Francisco Lindor played the entire season through an injury. In October, the four-time All-Star had surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. Now, he is back in spring training and he is feeling great.

Despite playing with a lot of "discomfort" last season, Lindor still managed to put together an elite season, becoming the fourth Mets player ever to collect 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in a season.

He was still undoubtedly the best player on the team with his 6.0 fWAR ranking eighth in all of majors and first among shortstops. He slashed .254/.336/.470 with 31 home runs, 98 RBIs, 108 runs, 33 doubles, and 31 stolen bases.

Mets Superstar Francisco Lindor Feeling Great Post-Surgery

And he did all of this with a bone spur that required surgery?

That is seriously impressive.

It also raises questions about the ridiculous narrative about him not being a good leader. He only missed three games over the last two seasons with the Mets. New York's disappointing 75-87 season was falsely blamed on Lindor, but in fact the Puerto Rican slugger was one of the only bright spots on the team.

Mets fans are excited about what their 30-year-old star can do now that his elbow is feeling right again. Lindor already received down-ballot MVP votes last season, and perhaps he could take his performance to another level to bring the Mets back to postseason contention.

Lindor is under contract through the 2031 season and will be one of the faces of the franchise for years to come.

Francisco Lindor currently has the 14th-best odds (+3000) to win the National League MVP on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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