The New York Mets were in an emergency as they lost their third starter for a long time.

Reporter Tim Britten of ‘The Athletic’ said on the 14th (Korean time), “According to general manager Billy Eppler, Quintana is unlikely to be on the mound for about three months. The club is still in talks with doctors about next steps.”

Quintana signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the Mets this offseason. He was expected to serve as the third starter behind Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer.스포츠토토

However, he only pitched one inning due to side pain during the exhibition game. Quintana was originally scheduled to represent Colombia at the World Baseball Classic, but was hindered by an injury.

Upon closer examination, Quintana was diagnosed with a stress fracture to his left rib. He is said to be on a three-month hiatus, putting the Mets on an emergency.

Of course, the Mets have the perfect one-two punch Verlander-Schurzer. In addition, there is freshman Senga Kodai, Carlos Carrasco, David Peterson, and Tyler Megil. However, since the Mets watched Quintana’s experience, it is inevitable.

Also, Verlander, Scherzer, and Carrasco are players who are not young and have a history of injuries. Quintana is essential to strengthen the depth of the starting lineup and win.

Quintana recorded a career record of 89 wins, 87 losses, an ERA of 3.75 and 1,532 strikeouts, and was selected as an All-Star. Last year, he went 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA and 137 strikeouts. In particular, since he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of the season, he has been in good form with 3 wins, 2 losses, 2.01 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 12 games.

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