Todd Frazier has been a key part of the Mets’ offense this season, but now he’s headed to the 10-day disabled list with an injured hamstring, as the team announced on Tuesday. Right before we found out that the Mets were trading Matt Harvey for Devin Mesoraco, Mickey Callaway told reporters that Frazier has been dealing with an issue in his left hamstring for the past three weeks.
The third baseman got off to a great start this year, but since April 16 — about three weeks ago — he’s hitting just .200/.288/.343 with zero hits in his last three games. Hopefully the injury isn’t a major one since Frazier was able to finish Monday’s game, but Wilmer Flores should be able to do some damage while filling in.
However, it will be Jose Reyes getting the start at third base on Tuesday evening as the Mets look for their second straight victory in Cincinnati. If he continues to play like he has so far this year, though, we should see more of Flores in Frazier’s absence.
During the offseason, the Mets signed Frazier to a two-year deal with $17 million. He’s not hitting for a high average this season, but his walk rate is even higher than last year’s career-best mark and he’s providing power, defense, and leadership to Mickey Callaway’s club.