During tonight's nearly unwatchable game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Mets announced that second baseman Dilson Herrera will be placed on the disabled list after fracturing the tip of his middle finger in fielding drills during batting practice. Herrera was in tonight's starting lineup at second base, but was a late scratch due to what was believed at the time to be a torn fingernail. Ruben Tejada replaced Herrera in the lineup.
After being called up to help with the middle infield, the 21-year-old is hitting .235 with a .297 on-base percentage and a .353 slugging percentage in 10 games with the Mets. In 34 at-bats he has hit one home run, walked twice, and struck out nine times.
Herrera is just the latest Met to be added to the ever-growing disabled list this season. Among others, David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud, and Dillon Gee are also on the shelf for a while. Eric Campbell will be called up to replace Herrera on the roster, which likely means that Daniel Murphy will shift back to second base with Campbell playing third.