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X-Rays come back negative on Kevin Plawecki’s left hand

The catcher was hit by a pitch during his eighth inning at-bat

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X-Rays on Kevin Plawecki’s left hand came back negative after he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of tonight’s 4-1 victory against the Miami Marlins.

Manager Mickey Callaway revealed that Plawecki’s left hand was bruised but that nothing was broken following the scary incident. The news comes as a huge relief to the Mets, who had to place Travis d’Arnaud on the 10-day disabled list with a partially torn UCL earlier today. Mickey told reporters that he was nervous about Plawecki’s hand until he received the results.

Kevin Plawecki was leading off the eighth inning with the Mets down 1-0 and took a 98 mile-per-hour Tayron Guerrero fastball to the left hand. Plawecki was able to stay in the game and came around to score on Adrian Gonzalez’s two-run single. Tomás Nido, whom the Mets called up earlier today from Double-A Binghamton, pinch hit for Plawecki later in the eighth and grounded out to end the inning.

Plawecki has three hits in 20 at-bats for the season. If Plawecki is forced to miss any significant time with his injury, the Mets could look to veteran catcher Jose Lobaton, whom they signed to a minor league deal last December. However, Lobaton would need to be added to the 40-man roster before being called up.