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.

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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 MLB.com’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.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.