Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a low-grade left oblique strain and will be place on the Injured List.
The positive update here is that Carrasco avoided a more serious oblique issue and is expected to rejoin the Mets’ starting rotation in three-to-four weeks. The 35-year-old veteran righty exited Monday’s outing after just two innings due to left side discomfort and underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a low-grade strain. Barring any additional setbacks, he should return at some point in mid-September. The Mets now move forward with the David Peterson or Trevor Williams of the world.
Remember, this was just one day after the Mets lost utility infielder Luis Guillorme with a left groin strain. Guillorme suffered a left groin injury on Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, while others are pointing to a potential 4-6 week absence.
On a brighter note, the Mets are calling up INF prospect Brett Baty (#2 Prospect.) The report has been confirmed by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who hears that Baty is on his way to meet up with the Mets in Atlanta on Wednesday. Baty, the 12th overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft out of a high school in Texas, has slashed .315 with 19 home runs and 22 doubles in 95 games this summer between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Syracuse.
The Mets look to rebound tonight after a crushing 13-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the series opener. Despite the loss, New York still leads the NL East by 4.5 games.