The Mets have placed Luis Guillorme on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain, retroactive to April 29, reports Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record. José Peraza, who had been optioned earlier in the day to make room for Daniel Zamora when he was activated, has been recalled once again and will be available for tonight’s game.
It is unclear exactly when Guillorme suffered the oblique strain, but it is definitely a blow to the Mets bench to be without him for at least the next ten days. Guillorme had posted a 145 wRC+ through his first 23 plate appearances this year, carrying over his strong performance with the bat for the Mets last year. His defensive skills, versatility in the field, and left-handed bat made him an asset to the Mets’ bench, replacing J.D. Davis late in games and getting an occasional start against a right-handed pitcher. The severity of Guillorme’s strain is not yet known, but obliques can be tricky.
Like Guillorme, José Peraza’s strength is his versatility. While he is likely no longer viable defensively at shortstop, he has logged innings at that position, as well as third base and left field in his career. His bat is not his strength, but he stole over 20 bases as recently as 2018—the last time he was an everyday regular. Expect Jonathan Villar to get the bulk of Guillorme’s at-bats, but Peraza could see some time as a pinch runner or defensive replacement at third base.