The guy who was supposed to be insurance against any of the Mets young starters getting injured is himself among the walking wounded; Jason Vargas has a broken bone in his hand.
The good news is it’s not his pitching hand. The bad news, is, well, he has a broken bone in his hand.
Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right hand when he was hit by a line drive during a game on Saturday. He is set to visit a specialist on Sunday to assess the damage and figure out what to do next.
Surgery could be an option.
“He will either pitch through it or have it surgically repaired,” Sandy Alderson said. “And the question is if he pitches through it, what effect that will have on his preparation and secondarily, if he has the surgery, what impact that has, and I can’t really answer either of those questions right now.”
Mickey Callaway, getting into the spirit of the Mets downplaying injuries, says he does not think Vargas will miss the start of the regular season. We’ll see what someone with medical training has to say about that.
As I’ve said before, I do not really expect anything from Jason Vargas. So even if he is out for a while, I do not think this will not harm the Mets in any way.
Metsblog.com reports Vargas will undergo surgery on Tuesday and begin throwing sometime next week.