Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson is set to miss his second consecutive game on Saturday after injuring his left thumb earlier in the week.
Granderson jammed said thumb during Thursday’s game while making a diving catch in center. He got the thumb examined after the game and thankfully no serious damage was done.
“It bled a bit and it hurt, but the X-Rays were negative and I should be good to go,” he told reporters.
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Granderson missed Friday’s game against the Astros while recovering, and is currently being evaluated on a day-to-day basis to see when he can be reinserted into the Mets lineup. The Mets will try again on Sunday.
This isn’t Grandy’s first thumb injury either. Back in late 2015, Granderson had surgery on that same left thumb to repair a torn ligament that he suffered during the season, so the Amazin’s staff is naturally trying to be as careful as possible with him now. Spring Training games are good to get in rhythm, but they obviously don’t count, so there’s no need to risk injury for a veteran like Granderson.
“I’ll see how he is in the morning,” Collins told the Daily News “If that thumb is swelled up he probably won’t go (Saturday).”
Odds are that’s exactly what happened as Juan Lagares will be taking Curtis Granderson’s spot in center field on Saturday.
Lagares will be batting second behind Brandon Nimmo as the Mets travel to West Palm Beach to play the Houston Astros for a second consecutive day.