New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen provides an update on Dominic Smith, who landed on the injured list this past weekend.
Over the weekend, the New York Mets placed utility player Dominic Smith on the 10-day injured list. Smith is currently dealing with a stress reaction in his right foot.
However, it’ll be a little bit longer than just 10 days out of the lineup for the young ballplayer.
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen provided an update on Smith this week, per SNY. Van Wagenen ultimately announced that Smith wouldn’t return to baseball activities for three weeks. Additionally, during that time, Smith will be wearing a walking boot to assist him in his recovery.
Smith’s rehab would thus be determined after the walking boot eventually comes off.
So far in 2019, Smith is batting .278 with 10 home runs and 22 RBIs. He’s posting an on-base percentage of .352 and a slugging percentage of .506 through 88 games for the Mets.
New York will hope to get Smith back on the field as soon as possible. He definitely provides assistance for this team whenever he’s in the lineup, despite some of his troubles in the outfield this year. He’s committed three errors in 32 games from the left field position.
The Mets are slowly creeping up the National League Wild Card standings. With a five-game win-streak currently intact, the Mets are now 5.0 games back in those regards.
At the moment, the Mets are on a six-game road trip. They won’t return to Citi Field until Mon, Aug. 5 when they face the Miami Marlins.