The Mets announced that Starling Marte suffered a partial non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger. Marte was hit by a pitch on his hand in the top of the first inning on Tuesday. The 33 year old is being listed as day-to-day.
“We were hoping that there wasn’t some form of a fracture,” said Buck Showalter. “But the good news is it looks like it’s something he’ll be able to manage. This one your going to have to give us some time. Hopefully not too long.”
Marte didn’t appear in either of Wednesday’s games against the Pirates as he underwent more testing on his injured finger. The Mets are not giving a specific timeline of when the veteran outfielder can return to action.
Starling Marte suffered a slight fracture in his finger. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
“Just got to manage it day-to-day,” said Showalter. “We’re not really sure exactly, got a lot of people kinda weighing in on timeframes but they’re not all saying the same thing.” Showalter added that he is not ruling out an IL stint but refused to communicate any sort of timeframe.
Marte has been borderline invaluable to the Amazin’s this season. The All-Star is slashing .292/.347/.468 with 16 homers and 63 RBI. Showalter penciled in Marte to the second spot in the order on a nightly basis.
The Mets will have to adjust to playing without their star outfielder for an unknown period of time.