Because things are just going like this for the Mets this year, shortstop Amed Rosario has a bruised right index finger. X-rays were negative, which is a good sign, but Rosario hurt his finger swinging in the second game of the Mets’ doubleheader in Houston on Saturday, and it swelled up during the series finale this afternoon.
Rosario joins the very long list of Mets players to suffer injuries this season, but things have been going fairly well for him in his brief time in the big leagues so far. In 114 plate appearances, this 21-year-old has hit .245/.272/.427 with 4 home runs and an 82 wRC+. That’s not spectacular by the standards of offensive production at short in 2017, but he’s at least been able to hold his own thus far. And while his defense hasn’t been perfect, he’s shown plenty of encouraging signs and is the first Mets shortstop to look capable of playing well-above-average defense at the position in a very long time.