New York Mets injury updates: news on two third basemen and three pitchers

Ryan Moran
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Aug 17, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty (22) celebrates after a home run in his first career at-bat against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Some news on the injury front with a handful of New York Mets has recently been provided. Some good and bad news was received on infielders Brett Baty and Luis Guillorme. All good news came with pitchers Carlos Carrasco, Tylor Megill, and Drew Smith.

Starting with the Mets’ top prospect and rookie third baseman, Baty, tough news was shared. The Mets stated that Baty got an MRI yesterday on his right thumb. It revealed a UCL tear, and he is set to undergo surgery today. The Mets placed Baty on the 10-Day IL.

It takes approximately five weeks to return to playing from this injury. Certainly, a tough break for Baty and the Mets as he had four hits in his last four games played.

Then, with Guillorme, Buck Showalter stated yesterday that he is supposed to start a rehab assignment this Sunday. Some good news for the Mets at third base in correspondence with the Baty update.

To the pitchers, beginning with Megill, he is set to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton tonight. The reported plan for Megill is to throw five outings in relief before coming back to the Mets.

The Mets win leader, Carrasco, is set to rejoin the rotation this weekend. Lastly, with Smith, he is closely behind Megill in terms of making his first rehab assignment.

All in all, aside from the unfortunate Baty update, the Mets got some good news with a few key players.