Mets injuries and roster moves

October 1st, 2023

This page will be updated throughout the Mets' offseason as new information becomes available. While the 10- and 15-day injured lists are effectively dormant until activities resume in spring, players on the 60-day IL must be re-added to the 40-man roster after the World Series concludes.



OF Brandon Nimmo (right shoulder sprain)
Expected return: 2024
Nimmo sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder while diving for a ball in a Sept. 28 game against the Marlins. Although the injury is not considered serious, it will end Nimmo's season because of how close to the end of the year it occurred. Nimmo expects to have a normal offseason, and he will be back to normal months in advance of Spring Training. (Last updated: Sept. 30)

INF/OF (left elbow sprain)
Expected return: 2024
An MRI on Sept. 27 revealed a partial UCL tear in his left elbow, which ended McNeil’s 2023 season. He said he believes the injury stems from a play on Sept. 11 against the D-backs in which he was thrown out at second base while trying to stretch a single into a double. McNeil was set for a PRP injection in the elbow on Sept. 29 and did not think surgery would be on the table to rehab the elbow injury.

“There’s a couple things [the Mets’ trainers] want to do with him before he leaves,” manager Buck Showalter said on Sept. 28. “I’m sure we’ll monitor it in the offseason. But we don’t foresee that being an issue, especially with it being his left [non-throwing] elbow.” (Last updated: Sept. 28)

OF Starling Marte (right groin strain)
Expected return: 2024
With days left in the regular season, the Mets shut Marte down for the season, abandoning his efforts to return for a game or two. The team is optimistic that Marte will be back to full strength by Opening Day 2024.

All told, Marte missed the final eight weeks of the year due to a groin strain. Never fully healthy following offseason surgery on both sides of his groin, Marte has spoken about possibly needing an additional surgery -- something that remains undecided, but that the Mets are hopeful to avoid. Marte remains under contract for another two seasons and $41.5 million guaranteed. (Last updated: Sept. 27)

RHP Sean Reid-Foley (right lat strain)
Expected return: 2024
Diagnosed with a lat strain following a Sept. 11 outing against the D-backs, Reid-Foley is unlikely to return this season. He will go into the offseason on the Mets' 40-man roster, but it remains to be seen if the team will tender him a contract to stick around next year. (Last updated: Sept. 12)

RHP Carlos Carrasco (fractured right pinkie finger)
Expected return: 2024
The Mets lost Carrasco for the season when he dropped a 50-pound dumbbell on his finger while working out in the Citi Field weight room on Sept. 3. The injury carries a four to six week recovery timetable, which will take Carrasco into the offseason. A free agent after the season, Carrasco has likely already thrown his final pitch as a Met. He declined comment when asked about his injury and future. (Last updated: Sept. 12)

60-day IL

RHP Edwin Díaz (torn right patellar tendon)
Expected return: 2024
Díaz will not pitch this season, but he continues to throw bullpen sessions and is traveling with the team on road trips so that pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and the training staff can watch him progress. Had the Mets been in playoff contention, they likely would have activated Díaz for the stretch run. But with the team well outside of postseason position, there is no reason for it to take that risk.

The All-Star closer suffered a complete right patellar tendon tear during Team Puerto Rico's victory celebration after advancing past the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on March 16. He underwent surgery to repair the tendon the following afternoon in Florida. The typical timetable for return from such an injury is around eight months -- a mark that Díaz will not reach until mid-November. (Last updated: Sept. 18)

RHP (recovery from right elbow surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Curtiss will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Aug. 22 to remove a loose body from his right elbow. The reliever is expected to be back at full strength in time for Opening Day 2024. (Last updated: Aug. 22)

LHP (right oblique strain)
Expected return: 2024
Walker's big league season ended on Aug. 17, when the Mets transferred him to the 60-day IL. That eliminated any chance of the left-hander returning, though he could still make rehab appearances in the Minors if he recovers in time to do so.

Walker last pitched in an Aug. 12 doubleheader against the Braves, allowing two runs in two-thirds of an inning. He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, throwing just 61 1/3 innings over the past two seasons combined. (Last updated: Aug. 21)

RHP Elieser Hernández (right pec strain)
Expected return: Possibly September
Hernández, who missed much of the early part of the season due to a right shoulder strain, has endured several setbacks in his rehab -- most recently a pec strain suffered in late July.

On Aug. 13, the Mets transferred Hernández to the 60-day IL. This appears to be a mostly lost season for Hernández, an offseason trade acquisition who is running out of time to make his Mets debut. (Last updated: Aug. 13)

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
The outlook steadily deteriorated for Montes de Oca after he departed a March 12 Grapefruit League game due to right forearm discomfort. Initially diagnosed with a stress reaction in his elbow, Montes de Oca consented to surgery two weeks later to remove loose bodies from the joint.

During that operation, surgeons determined that Montes de Oca's UCL was unstable and required reconstruction. The resulting Tommy John operation and recovery will cost Montes de Oca the entire 2023 season, and potentially part of '24. (Last updated: April 4)