Bartolo Colon exits Tuesday’s start after taking a line drive off of his wrist

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Update (7:36 PM EDT): X-rays came up negative on Colon’s thumb, which is good news for the Mets. Colon’s injury is being officially diagnosed as a thumb contusion, per DiComo.


Mets starter Bartolo Colon took a comebacker off of his right wrist and had to exit Tuesday’s start against the Royals in the first inning, per’s Anthony DiComo. Whit Merrifield led off the game and sent a 1-2 fastball back up the middle. Hansel Robles relieved Colon.

It’s bad news for the Mets, who already received bad pitching news earlier when they learned that Zack Wheeler suffered a setback in his rehab from Tommy  John surgery. The 43-year-old Colon had been pitching remarkably well, entering Tuesday’s action with a 3.01 ERA and a 56/13 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings.

The Mets should provide more information on the severity of Colon’s injury later tonight.