June 14, 2024

Devastating New York Mets news with troubling Francisco Alvarez injury update

The New York Mets enter MLB games today with the longest active winning streak in 2024, however, the recent Franciso Alvarez injury update has delivered a massive blow just as the team started heating up.

Mets Catcher Francisco Alvarez Placed on Injured List; Tomás Nido Returns

Alvarez re-injured a nagging thumb issue on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the 2nd inning, the Mets’ catcher tried to make it to second after a fielding error flew over the head of the Dodgers’ first baseman. On a play at the bag, Alvarez slid into second then immediately grabbed at his thumb and called for the Mets’ medical staff.

The 22-year-old catcher was immediately pulled from the game and then placed on the 15-day injured list on Saturday with a sprained left thumb. New York sent him for an MRI on Friday night, which revealed the worst-case scenario for the team.

As shared by Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated, Alvarez suffered a torn UCL in his left thumb and will require surgery. Mets’ outfielder Starling Marte said that club officials told the clubhouse Alvarez would be sidelined for at least six-to-eight weeks. However, New York seems to just be hoping Alvarez can return at some point during the 2024 season.

Mets place Francisco Alvarez on IL with thumb sprain in injury blow

With Alvarez sidelined indefinitely, catcher Tomás Nido was called up over the weekend from Triple-A Syracuse to take Alvarez’s place on the Mets roster. While New York’s young catcher was struggling this season, Mendoza acknowledged his absence from the clubhouse will hurt, but this injury also opens the doors for others to step up.

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