The New York Mets are sitting pretty atop the National League East division right now, but they are going to have to stay healthy in order to keep winning ballgames. Outfielder Starling Marte joins a growing list of injured players as he is expected to land on the 10-day IL with a quadriceps issue.
Starling Marte Injury Update
Marte left the Mets' Tuesday night game against the San Diego Padres after experiencing some tightness in his left quad. It's a concerning injury for a player that relies on his speed both in the field and on the base paths. MRI results released on Wednesday should make his recovery timeline clear.
It could be at least a week and a half until Marte is back and leading off for New York, though. Replacing his production is not going to be easy considering the 33-year-old is slashing .277/.316/.441 across 50 games. Look for Luis Guillorme and Nick Plummer to be the ones tasked with doing so for now.
Marte has also racked up 36 runs scored, 10 doubles, 7 home runs, 33 RBI and 8 stolen bases. His ability to hit for contact or power has been a welcome sight in what is the first year of a four-year deal with the Mets. Seeing him return in mid-June at full health is the best case scenario here.
The Mets are tied for the third-best odds to win the World Series at +750, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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