Update on Starling Marte Not What Mets Fans Want To Hear

Ever since Starling Marte fractured his finger when he was hit by a pitch on September 6th, it's been evident how important he is to the New York Mets. Unfortunately, the latest update isn't very positive. 

Marte didn't feel great after taking some swings yesterday. He's frustrated, but manager Buck Showalter is still holding out a little hope of him being available for the first round of the playoffs. 

The manager said that although Marte is improving "little by little," he's "not to the point where he can play in a game."

The Mets are 13-11 since Marte's injury, heading into their game on Tuesday afternoon against the Washington Nationals. His absence was glaring during their 3-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, which lost them first place.  

The Mets will almost certainly be starting the three-game Wild Card series without him in the starting lineup on Friday, but they'll have their fingers crossed (except Marte's fractured one) that he can contribute in some way.

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