The New York Mets place infielder/outfielder Jeff McNeil on the 60-day injured list, activate Dominic Smith ahead of Thursday’s game.
On Thursday, the New York Mets executed a few roster moves with the regular season nearly concluded.
Ahead of Thursday night’s series finale against the Miami Marlins, New York placed Jeff McNeil on the 60-day injured list. McNeil fractured his right wrist after getting hit by Marlins left-hander Josh Smith on Wednesday night.
The All-Star mentioned that he will need surgery, per Danny Abriano of SNY.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 26, 2019
McNeil’s season ends having hit 23 home runs with 75 RBI and a slash line of .318/.384/.531 through 133 games. He’s currently sixth in the major leagues in batting average.
In addition, the Mets have activated utility player Dominic Smith from the 60-day injured list. Smith hasn’t played since July 26. He’s been out of commission with a stress reaction in his left foot.
Anthony DiComo of mlb.com reported on Monday that if Smith’s CT scan was clean on Wednesday, Smith could be activated.
Dominic Smith (stress fracture in left foot) took live batting practice today against Robert Gsellman as he inches toward a return.
Smith is scheduled to have a follow-up CT scan on Wednesday. If that comes back clean, the Mets could activate him then.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 23, 2019
Through 88 games this year, Smith has hit 10 home runs with 22 RBIs and a slash line of .278/.352/.506. Smith will not be in the starting lineup on Thursday but could come off the bench.
The Mets have officially been eliminated from postseason contention after the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday 9-2. Despite the Mets defeating Miami 10-3, New York had to win out and Milwaukee had to lose out for the Mets to even have a chance.
After their series finale against Miami, the Mets will finish out the regular season by hosting the Atlanta Braves for a three-game series starting on Friday.