The Mets seem to have averted the worst with their prime prospect.
After getting a number of opinions this week, Francisco Alvarez was identified with a unfastened physique in his proper ankle, the Mets mentioned on Thursday. The catcher was set to obtain an injection at Hospital for Particular Surgical procedure, with the “tentative” plan to renew baseball actions in three to 4 days.
Alvarez, one of many prime prospects in all of baseball, has not performed for Triple-A Syracuse since Aug. 23. The ankle damage threatened to doubtlessly finish his season – particularly if surgical procedure had been wanted – however as a substitute Alvarez may come again to be an possibility for the Mets within the remaining weeks of the common season if he responds to the injection effectively.
The 20-year-old Alvarez, after crushing Double-A pitching, was promoted to Triple-A in July, placing him on the doorstep of the majors. In 32 video games with Syracuse, he was batting .180 with six dwelling runs and a .719 OPS.
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The Mets have gotten little or no offensive manufacturing from their catchers this season, although each James McCann and Tomas Nido have been lauded for his or her work behind the plate and with the pitching workers. Nonetheless, Mets catchers had mixed for a 0.1 WAR this season, per FanGraphs, the sixth-worst mark in MLB.
There was some thought that Alvarez may be a part of the Mets after the commerce deadline to supply a lift at DH — not asking him to study and catch a veteran pitching workers on the fly — however that has not but been the case.