As the 2023 season reaches its last few weeks, it’s been another lost year for the Mets (64-75), who currently sit in fourth place in the NL East, 26.5 games out of first place. To add salt to that wound, pitcher Carlos Carrasco suffered a freak injury that will end his season and, probably, tenure in New York.
Carrasco heads to the IL after suffering the injury on Sunday. He broke the fifth finger of his right hand after a 50-lb dumbbell fell on it, according to Mets manager Buck Showalter.
According to the New York Post, Carrasco had a pin inserted in the right-hand pinky finger. He is expected to be out of action for at least 4-6 weeks, meaning his 2023 campaign is over.
It’s not like it’s been a great stretch of luck for Carlos Carrasco anyway. New York placed the Mets pitcher on waivers last week after several bad outings. ends his season with a 6.80 ERA after 20 starts.
New York defeated the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. 11-3, in what seemed like a pyrrhic victory. After winning 101 games and making the playoffs in 2022, it’s been a complete shipwreck at Citi Field this year. Especially considering the team’s $364 million payroll
The pitcher is still traveling with the team, but he won’t appear for the club again. When asked by reporters if Carrasco would ever pitch in a Mets uniform again, embattled manager Buck Showalter was non-commital but still provided a fairly politically correct answer.
“He’s going to pitch again next year for somebody, we’ll see if it’s for us or not,” the skipper said before the game. “We know that he’s done for the season.”
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