The Mets have put both first baseman Lucas Duda and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced on Twitter.
Duda is sideined with a hyperextended elbow, while Flores has a knee infection. The Mets brought up infielder TJ Rivera and pitcher Sean Gilmartin to replace both players.
Duda hurt his elbow on a play to first base in the fifth inning during the Mets’ 5-4 win against the Phillies on Wednesday night. Duda had to leave the game because of the injury.
For Duda, this is his second injury in as many seasons. He missed four months last season with a stress fracture in his back and needed cortisone injections for his back and hips this spring. Duda is slashing .238/.360/.571 with four home runs and seven RBI this season.
Flores is still in the hospital trying to recover from his infection. He had been playing through the pain before telling doctors about it. Flores is hitting only .171/.194/.343 this year.
With their injuries, the Mets have six players on the DL. Pitcher Steven Matz (left elbow inflammation), pitcher Seth Lugo (right elbow inflammation) and outfielder Brandon Nimmo (right hamstring strain) are also on the 10-day DL and third baseman David Wright (cervical disc herniation) is on the 60-day DL.
The Mets also saw star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes leave Thursday’s game with a left hamstring injury, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, and catcher Travis d’Arnaud leave the same night Duda did with a wrist contusion. Cespedes is expected to miss only next two to three games, while d’Arnaud is day to day.
Moreover, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that starter Jacob deGrom had to have his start pushed back to Saturday due to neck stifness. The team announced that Matt Harvey is pitching tonight’s game.