Mets Get Encouraging Injury Update on All-Star Outfielder
The New York Mets are coming off an impressive 101-win season, that didn't even get them a division title last year, much less the World Series championship they were seeking.
They took that to heart and went on a massive spending spree this offseason, making major additions to the roster with the likes of Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana and David Robertson, revamping both their starting rotation and bullpen.
Starling Marte Injury Update
However, one guy the Mets are looking forward to getting back is outfielder Starling Marte. He was a crucial member of last year's team before going down with an injury that knocked him out of the playoffs. Marte had offseason surgery to repair a core muscle injury and was originally projected to be healthy for Spring Training.
Fortunately, it sounds like Marte is still on track in that regard.
The two-time All-Star is scheduled to take live batting practice on Thursday. This is a huge step forward for the veteran outfielder, who projects to be New York's starting center fielder or right fielder this season.
SNY's Andy Martino is also reporting that Marte is on pace in his recovery and that the Mets have a plan for him mapped out this spring, which hopefully will have him ready for Opening Day next month.
Getting the 34-year-old healthy and prepared for a full season will be crucial for New York if they hope to beat out the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies for the NL East in 2023. As of now, it sounds like the early signs are encouraging.
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