New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is expected to miss up to a month after straining his left diagonal.
The 35-year-old Carrasco, who entered his comeback season leading the NL East with a 13-5 record and a 3.92 ERA, was injured Monday night during a game in Atlanta.
The Mets said Carrasco had an MRI on Tuesday that showed a mild strain on his left side.The club said the typical timeline for this type of injury is three to four weeks.
Carrasco allowed three runs in two innings in a 13–1 loss to the Braves. His outings were interrupted by rain delays of 55 minutes on two occasions.
“I’ll see how I feel tomorrow and start from there,” Carrasco said after the game. “I’ve never felt like this before. It just happened on the last pitch of the game.”
Carrasco is 5-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last seven games.
Carrasco, who acquired star shortstop Francisco Lindor in a trade to Cleveland before the 2021 season, was injured and went 1-5 in his first year with the Mets.