New York Mets Provide Medical Update On Injured Starter

 The New York Mets were holding their breath after depth starter David Peterson took a hard comebacker off his foot in a weekend spring outing. Two sets of imaging were done and it appears they've avoided the worst-case scenario.

The 27-year-old southpaw has been diagnosed with nothing more than a foot contusion, and is considered day-to-day. According to manager Buck Showalter, Peterson's X-ray was “inconclusive,” so they sent him for a CT scan. Those results showed the contusion.

Meanwhile, with presumed No. 5 starter Jose Quintana facing an uncertain rest of camp with side tightness, Peterson's depth for that rotation just might be needed sooner than later. 

The lefty took the comebacker off his left foot, and finished the play by throwing the runner out at first, and even tried to waive off trainers. Perhaps he was right that this is only something minor. 

In 2022, Peterson made 19 starts for the Mets in his 28 appearances, going 7-5 with a 3.83 ERA and 10.7 strikeouts per nine.

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