Mets’ Pitcher Carlos Carrasco Out For Up To One Month After Injury

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Mets Pitcher Carlos Carrasco of the New York Mets sustained an injury Monday during the second-inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves. Doctors now say pain in Carrasco’s left-side is more serious than initially suspected. The Mets announced that Carrasco has a low-grade oblique strain, and it is expected to sideline him for up to a month. An oblique strain is a tear in the muscles that extend from the ribs to the pelvis, covering one’s waist.

SNY’s broadcast had shown Carrasco grabbing his left abdominal or oblique area in the dugout after the second inning. The video was posted to Twitter.

David Peterson is expected to be recalled to take Carrasco’s active roster spot and paired with Mets’ Trevor Williams as a potential combination.

The Mets have also lost infielder Luis Guillorme after a groin strain, and he is expected to be out for four to six weeks. Utility infielder Deven Marrero is reportedly being considered as a replacement.

When asked about the injury, Carrasco said, “It just got tight a little bit and I didn’t want to push more.” He also stated that his injury came from his final pitch of the night. Carrasco stated that he’s never had an injury quite like this one.

“I’ve had a lot of stuff, but this is the first time I have felt something like this,” he said. 

Carrasco’s injury history goes all the way back to 2018, with his most recent being an elbow injury in 2021. Carrasco was expected to return to baseball activities later that winter after he had reportedly underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow. Prior to the start of the 2021 season, Carrasco suffered a hamstring injury which had him missing a large part of the year due to being on the injured list.

Carrasco’s contract has an option built into it that would guarantee him $14 million for 2023 provided that Carrasco reaches a total of 170 innings this season. If Carrasco does not reach the level of innings, then it would become the Mets’ option worth $14 million with a $3 million buyout.

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