Mets lose Kevin Plawecki to broken hand

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A couple of days ago the Mets lost catcher Travis d'Arnaud to a partial UCL tear, forcing backup Kevin Plawecki into the starting job.

So much for that: Plawecki has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand after being hit by a pitch in last night’s game. Mets manager Mickey Callaway had initially said after last night’s game that the X-rays on Plawecki’s hand were negative, but either he was mistaken or additional X-rays revealed the fracture.

For now Tomas Nido, who came up to back up Plawecki, will take over with Jose Lobaton coming on to join him. It seems clear, though, that the Mets, who have shown themselves to be clear contenders in the early going, will need to look for a more permanent and, frankly, better solution.