Just in case you thought the Mets were finished with injuries at this late stage of their disastrous 2017 season, Amed Rosario left the team’s Thursday night series finale at Wrigley Field early with what the team announced as a tight hip flexor. For what it’s worth, Rosario didn’t appear to be in excruciating pain, but he was clearly uncomfortable as he ran down the first base line after hitting a ground ball.
Rosario recently missed some time with an injury to one of his fingers, but his major league debut has gone pretty well overall. In 129 plate appearances with the Mets, he has hit .274/.302/.435 with three home runs, six stolen bases, and a 94 wRC+. Combined with his defense at shortstop, he was worth 0.7 fWAR coming into the game against the Cubs.
With the Mets long removed from contention, their young players have been the primary reason to tune in to games lately. Here’s hoping Rosario’s injury doesn’t prevent him from playing again this season.