Let the 2020 injury train begin for the New York Mets. The team that has sustained more injuries in recent years is off to another quick start this season as it was revealed today that top reliever Seth Lugo has suffered a fractured left pinky toe.
The Mets said the injury occurred in Lugo’s hotel room on Monday night down in Port St. Lucie. There was no report of a wild boar in the room. Mets manager Luis Rojas downplayed the incident as minor.
Rojas said there is “no concern at all” and that Lugo will refrain from throwing for roughly three days before ramping back up again.
“It’s probably gonna take a little later until he starts participating in games, but we’re not concerned about it. … they’re doing a padding on his spikes,” Rojas added. “He was testing it walking around today and everything. It’s his left foot, so landing on it the next three days we’ll see how it progresses and then he’ll start throwing.”
Lugo was used strictly as a reliever in 2019, going 7-4 with a 2.70 earned run average in 80 innings over 61 games. He is one of the Mets’ most relievable bullpen arms. The injury could keep him from pitching in some upcoming Grapefruit League games which begin this Saturday.