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New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (foot) was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Cardinals after fouling a pitch off his foot. He went 1-for-8 with a double across both games before exiting Game 2 early. The severity of Nimmo's foot injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. This season, Nimmo has been solid for fantasy managers, slashing .292/.397/.458 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and 20 runs scored over 33 games in 2022. Stay tuned for further updates.
New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list on Monday. Marte will be away from the team for at least three days and as many as seven, so fantasy managers will want to remove him from their lineups for the week. Through his first 33 games with the Mets, Marte is hitting .266/.311/.403 with three home runs, 20 RBI, 20 runs scored and five stolen bases. With Marte out of the lineup on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, Travis Jankowski will get the start in right field and will hit eighth in the lineup against right-hander Miles Mikolas for Game 1 of a doubleheader. Jankowski is off to a good start this year with nine hits in 31 at-bats, but he's mostly useful in fantasy for his speed.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom's (shoulder) MRI exam on Monday showed continued healing in his scapula. He will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program, but there remains no timetable for when he'll get back on a mound. It's good news for the 33-year-old two-time Cy Young winner, but fantasy managers won't really have much of an idea on when deGrom will make his season debut until he advances further into his throwing program and gets back to throwing off a mound. The right-hander will likely have to go on an extended minor league rehab assignment as well. Stay patient and continue to keep deGrom stashed on your fantasy benches.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is once again producing at an above-average rate at the plate. After hitting .262 with a .344 on-base percentage, 37 home runs, and three stolen bases in 637 plate appearances last season, Alonso is batting .270 with a .342 on-base percentage and eight home runs in 155 plate appearances so far in the 2022 campaign. The first baseman has hit fourth in each of his starts this year for the Mets and should continue to be one of fantasy baseball's elite options at his position for the rest of the season.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is scheduled for another MRI exam on Monday, his third since late March. deGrom has been throwing off flat ground, so if his MRI results are good, he could start ramping up his throwing program soon. The 33-year-old two-time Cy Young winner is working his way back from a stress reaction on his right scapula, but he's still not expected to return until around the All-Star break in the middle of July. We'll have a better idea of how his recovery is going when the MRI results are released, but fantasy managers will need to continue practicing patience before deGrom is able to make his 2022 season debut.