Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand, per a report from Mike Puma of The New York Post, which he suffered when he was hit by a 100 mile-per-hour fastball in Miami on Wednesday night. After being hit, he stayed in the game and scored a run on Adrian Gonzalez’s single.
Manager Mickey Callaway decided to pull him shortly after and put backup catcher Tomas Nido into game. The Mets said after the game that X-rays on Plawecki’s hand came back negative.
How long the Mets will be without Plawecki is uncertain. SNY’s Steve Gelbs says the break is minor, and Plawecki could be back relatively soon. For now, he’ll obviously join Travis d’Arnaud on the disabled list.
So far this year, Plawecki has hit .150/.393/.200 and one RBI in 20 at-bats. Right now, the Mets figured to call up Jose Lobaton to pair with Nido. This offseason, the Mets signed Lobaton to a minor league deal after he had played in the Washington Nationals’ organization for the four seasons. He has spent the season with the Triple-A La Vegas 51s so far, and in 21 at-bats with the 51’s, he’s hitting .333/.333/.476 with one home run.