Injury Notes: Peterson, Yarbrough, Garcia,

Mead appetizer David Petersen will get an X-ray on his left foot after being hit there by a ball, manager Buck Showalter told reporters (including Newsday’s Tim Healey). Peterson pitched two innings in the Mets’ 15-4 win over Miami today.

Peterson is not expected to crack the opening-day rotation in New York, although chances are he would be one of the first options they would call upon should one of the other starters injure themselves. We’re obviously missing details until the results of Peterson’s X-ray, but any serious injury would be a blow to the Mets’ depth of field. Peterson worked for the Mets last year on a 3.83 ERA over 105 2/3 innings, combining a 27.8% strikeout rate with a 10.6% walk rate. The 27-year-old still has minor league options so he could either be a starter at Triple-A or operate outside of the New York bullpen. The Mets have solid pitching depth behind their projected rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Kodai Senga, Carlo Carrasco And Jose Quintanawith Peterson, Tylor Megil And Joey Lucchesi all form as solid depth options.

Here are a few other injury notes from the game:

    • Royals starter Ryan Yarbrough deals with a “slight groin strain” that doesn’t seem too serious, according to it’s Anne Rogers. Yarbrough is scheduled to have a bullpen session tomorrow to see how he feels. Yarbrough threw 80 innings with 4.50 ERA balls for the Rays over nine starts and 11 relief appearances last year. Tampa Bay signed Yarbrough to a contract and didn’t offer it this winter, and he inked a one-year, $3 million deal with the royals. The left-hander owns a career 4.33 ERA over five seasons in the bigs, all for the Rays.
    • Pirate left handed Jarlin Garcia left today’s 4-3 loss to the Phillies with what the team describes as a left arm tightness,’s Justice delos Santos passes on. Garcia gave up four earned runs on a walk and four hits in 1/3 of an inning of work. Unsurprisingly, the language used to describe the injury is very vague, and the result could range from a serious injury to nothing at all, and we should know more once the pirates investigate it. Garcia joined the Pirates this winter on a one-year, $2.5 million contract. He has been a prolific member of the Giants bullpen for the past few seasons, working on a 2.84 ERA in 152 innings between 2020-22. Like many southpaws, he worked particularly well against lefties, limiting them to a .192/.245/.364 line in 2022 versus a .275/.327/.450 line against righties. Rule 5 selection Jose Hernandez is the only other left-hander currently expected to be on the Pirates active roster for the start of the year, although the team has a number of non-squad invitees including Caleb Smith, Daniel Zamora And Rob Zastryznywho could come into the picture should Garcia’s tightness turn into something that puts him in question for opening day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *