Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki reacts after being hit by a pitch against the Miami Marlins on April 11, 2018, at Marlins Park in Miami.


Kevin Plawecki Has Fractured Hand, Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks

April 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm


Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is expected to miss three to four weeks with a hairline fracture in his left hand.

Plawecki's hand was hit by a pitch Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins. Both Plawecki and Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that X-rays were negative, but a follow-up MRI revealed the fracture, the Mets said Friday.

The Mets placed Plawecki on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Thursday. 

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The timing is terrible for the Mets, who also announced Friday that catcher Travis d'Arnaud will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The Mets called up catcher Tomas Nidol from Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday and promoted former Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

The New York Post reported Friday that the Mets have "touched base" with the Marlins about a possible trade involving catcher J.T. Realmuto, although it's not clear when that conversation took place. Realmuto, 27, has yet to play this season due to a back injury.

Through seven games this season, Plawecki, 27, is batting .150 with no homers and one RBI. Last season, he hit .260 with three home runs and 13 RBIs.