Mets manager Terry Collins said on Monday that pitcher Seth Lugo will miss “a few weeks” due to a right elbow injury, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Lugo will see a doctor on Tuesday for a second opinion.
Lugo, who pitched for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic last month, began experiencing “dead arm” towards the end of spring training. He underwent an MRI, which revealed no structural damage, but he was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.
A rookie in 2016, Lugo proved valuable to the Mets, making eight starts and nine relief appearances. He put up a 2.67 ERA with a 45/21 K/BB ratio in 64 innings.
Braves senior advisor John Hart announced his resignation today.
Hart, who was once the team’s GM, then returned to the role on an interim basis following the dismissal of John Coppolella in the wake of MLB’s investigation into the team’s practices in Latin America. With the hiring of Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s new General Manager, Hart was shuttled into a senior advisor role with no final say over baseball decisions. It was expected that he’d leave the organization once his contract was up at the end of the year, but he decided to quit now.
One wonders if he was merely getting on with the inevitable or if his early resignation is a sign that the results of MLB’s investigation will be such that he doesn’t want to be around when they come down.