Injuries & Moves: Guillorme, Marte updates

September 25th, 2022

Keep track of the Mets’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

Sept. 25: 2B Luis Guillorme OK after hit-by-pitch
Guillorme left Saturday's 10-4 loss to the A's in the eighth inning after getting hit by a pitch earlier in the game. Guillorme was hit on the right arm by a 79.6 mph slider from A's left-hander Ken Waldichuk in the top of the fourth inning. The 27-year-old was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale in Oakland, but manager Buck Showalter said Guillorme felt good and could come off the bench.

"He was in a lot of pain most of the game, didn't let a whole lot of people in on it until towards the end," Showalter said. "But he's managed well, and he's available today."

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

OF Starling Marte (non-displaced fracture of right middle finger)
Expected return: Possibly late September
Marte got a CT scan on his finger on Sept. 25 that "showed improved healing," per the team. The Mets said he will resume baseball activities "as tolerated," which have thus far been limited to running. The outfielder has made two attempts to begin throwing and hitting since being placed on the IL, but the injury has continued to bother him.

The Mets placed Marte on the 10-day IL on Sept. 10, retroactive to Sept. 7. He expressed optimism that he will be able to return in time for the Mets’ three-game series in Atlanta beginning Sept. 30, but his ability to do so remains an open question. (Last updated: Sept. 25)

RHP  (lower back tightness) 
Expected return:Possibly October 
Needing a roster spot, the Mets placed Hunter on the IL on Sept. 20. Though Hunter is technically eligible to return on the final day of the season, it’s unlikely the Mets would activate him for a single game. Instead, Hunter will receive regular treatment on his back, staying in shape in case the Mets need him for their playoff roster. (Last updated: Sept. 20)

3B Brett Baty (recovery from right thumb surgery)
Expected return: Possibly October
Baty underwent surgery Sept. 1 for a torn right thumb ligament, which he injured during an Aug. 28 game against the Rockies. Thumb UCL operations typically require about five weeks of recovery time, making it possible that Baty can still contribute in the postseason. But that would require the Mets to be on board with the idea of carrying the rookie, who has appeared in only 11 career games, on their playoff roster following an absence of more than a month. (Last updated: Sept. 1)

60-day IL

LHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Mid-to-late September
Lucchesi began a Minor League rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on Aug. 21, marking his first official game action since June 18, 2021. He has since made six additional appearances over three Minor League levels, including several multi-inning outings. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed that the Mets are preparing Lucchesi to return as a left-handed option out of the bullpen, though he’ll need to demonstrate some consistency before the Mets call him back up to the big club. (Last updated: Sept. 16)

RHP Sean Reid-Foley (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
2023
An MRI taken May 1 revealed a right UCL tear for Reid-Foley, who had departed the previous night’s game due to elbow discomfort. After receiving his test results, Reid-Foley consulted with additional doctors before deciding to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 10. That typically requires a 12- to 18-month rehab, putting Reid-Foley on track to return around midseason 2023. (Last updated: May 10)

RHP John Curtiss (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2023
The Mets signed Curtiss on April 6 understanding that he will miss the entire 2022 season rehabbing from Tommy John. They hold an option on his contract for 2023, so if they’re pleased with what they see, they will exercise that and make him a part of their bullpen next season. Curtiss underwent surgery last September while he was in the Brewers' organization. (Last updated: April 7)