Mets Pocket book: Carlos Carrasco returns from damage to face former workforce

After securing a sequence win in direction of MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets began a three-game set in direction of the Cleveland Guardians — who received right here all through a well-recognized face.

Carlos Carrasco made his return from the injured itemizing in direction of his former crew Friday. Carrasco made his first start since April 15, coming back from correct elbow irritation introduced on by a bone spur.

The Mets optioned left-handed pitcher Josh Walker to make room for Carrasco.

It was his first start in direction of his former crew that he carried out with for 11 seasons.

“Simply because guys are traded out of your group, you don’t lose you admiration or affection for guys,” Guardians supervisor Terry Francona talked about pregame about Carrasco. “I hope we beat his brains out tonight, however I like the child.”

Carrasco was part of the blockbuster deal that despatched the pitcher and star shortstop Francisco Lindor from Cleveland to New York in 2021. In return, Cleveland obtained Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez, Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene throughout the deal.

Gimenez has since developed into an All-Star infielder for Francona membership’s, getting him a seven-year, $106.5 million extension sooner than the start of the season.

Rosario has was a reliable participant for the membership as correctly, slashing .278/.312/.400 with 23 homers and 136 RBI as a result of the commerce.

“It’s actually good to come back again to the place the place my dream of being a baseball participant got here true”


Catcher Gary Sanchez was formally added to the vigorous roster sooner than Friday’s sequence opener. The Mets optioned catcher Martin Perez to Triple-A Syracuse as a result of the corresponding switch.

Supervisor Buck Showalter talked about “we’ll see,” when requested how he intends to utilize the earlier All-Star transferring forward.

Sanchez didn’t get the start Friday night time time with Francisco Alvarez behind the plate, nevertheless the two-time All-Star will get alternate options to contribute for his new membership in the end.

“He’s doing nicely down there and we’re going to see if he can contribute for us,” Showalter talked about.

Sanchez will placed on #33 for the Mets. He may even develop into the 100 and fifty fifth participant in MLB historic previous to play for every the Yankees and the Mets when he makes his Mets debut.

The catcher spent seven seasons with the Bronx Bombers sooner than getting traded to the Minnesota Twins in a deal that launched Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ben Rortvedt to the Bronx.

“It feels good to be again right here in New York in spite of everything these years with the Yankees,” Sanchez talked about by means of a translator. “It’s a novel crew, nevertheless it’s nonetheless the an identical metropolis.


Jose Quintana will pitch off a mound for the first time since spring teaching on Saturday. It’s good news for the pitcher who underwent bone graft surgical process two months up to now to revive a stress fracture in his rib.

“All the things went nice this morning and proud of the outcomes,” Quintana suggested reporters on Friday.

The lefty didn’t give an answer on when he’ll return, nevertheless concurred on Friday with primary supervisor Billy Eppler’s preliminary July return date.

“I believe that’s a very good potential [return],” Quintana talked about about Eppler’s March suggestions regarding the doable return. “I believe that’s a very good date — if every part retains going like it’s proper now, we’re going to be prepared that time. So let’s see — I wish to rehab and be ready, and be prepared once I come again.”

Quintana allowed 5 runs, 4 hits, one stroll whereas hanging out one in 1.2 innings of labor all through spring teaching after signing a two-year address the Mets.

“It’s like my second spring coaching for one season,” he talked about. “However we’ve been working fairly good, and I’m prepared to the touch the mound, so I can’t wait to begin my rehab assignments and prepare for the season.”

The crew launched that catcher Tomas Nido (dry eye syndrome) was positioned on a rehab challenge with Single-A St. Lucie.

Outfielder Tim Locastro has been positioned on the 60-day IL with a correct thumb UCL sprain after struggling the hurt sliding into first base in a rehab challenge.

“It’s in all probability a surgical procedure damage,” Showalter talked about about Locastro.


Originally posted 2023-05-19 23:16:23.