Oh, the pain.
The New York Mets today announced that rookie third baseman Brett Baty, New York’s No. 2 rated prospect and No. 19 in baseball, will undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right thumb on Thursday that he injured in Sunday’s game.
The usual recovery time for Batty’s injury is approximately four to six weeks, according to medical sources. So, he will likely miss the rest of the regular season. But he could be an option for the playoffs if the Mets make it, of course.
Baty hit .184/.244/.342 with two homers in 11 games since being promoted from Triple-A Syracuse.
New York called up outfielder Terrance Gore to fill Baty’s roster spot.
Gore was hitting .243 with 5 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 70 at-bats in 30 contests between the Rookie League Gulf Coast Mets and Triple-A Syracuse this season.
The Kansas City Royals selected Gore in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft.
— Jerry Del Priore