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Mets 1B Pete Alonso (wrist) avoids fracture, goes on IL

Field Level Media
10 Jun 2023, 07:19 GMT+10

The New York Mets placed first baseman Pete Alonso on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a bone bruise and a sprain of his left wrist.

The club said that Alonso's injury typically sidelines players for three to four weeks. Alonso and the Mets avoided the worst-case scenario of a wrist fracture that would have kept him out for much longer.

New York recalled versatile infielder Luis Guillorme and left-hander Zach Muckenhirn from Triple-A Syracuse, outrighted catcher Tomas Nido to Triple-A and designated right-hander Stephen Nogosek for assignment.

Alonso injured his wrist Wednesday when he was hit by a fastball from Atlanta Braves right-hander Charlie Morton. X-rays were negative for Alonso, who also had a CT scan Thursday morning before leaving the team and returning to New York for an MRI exam and further testing.

Alonso, 28, has a majors-best 22 home runs and NL-leading 49 RBIs through 62 games while batting .231. The two-time All-Star has 168 homers and 429 RBIs through 592 career games dating to 2019, when he was NL Rookie of the Year.

Guillorme will reportedly leave his Triple-A Syracuse teammates and travel to Pittsburgh to meet the Mets ahead of the struggling team's opener of a three-game series against the Pirates. New York has lost a season-high six in a row to fall 8 1/2 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

Guillorme, 28, is batting .233 with three RBIs and eight runs in 27 games this season with the Mets. He is a career .264 hitter with four homers and 42 RBIs in 307 games with New York.

Muckenhirn, 28, made his major league debut last month and pitched to a 2.45 ERA in two games (3 2/3 innings) out of the Mets' bullpen.

Nido, 29, was batting a career-low .125 with just one RBI over 22 games for the Mets.

Nogosek, 28, was 0-1 with a 5.61 ERA in 13 games out of the bullpen for New York.

--Field Level Media

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