Mets’ Dominic Smith placed on 10-day IL due to stress reaction in left foot

first_imgHis name surfaced in trade rumors earlier this month and he says he would prefer not to be moved.”I know baseball is a business at the end of the day. It’s just how the game is. I love New York. I only want to play for the Mets,” Smith said.New York entered Saturday with a 48-55 record, ranking fourth in the National League East. It is looking to make a push into playoff contention and Smith could certainly help them achieve that goal if healthy. Smith is having a breakout year. The 24-year-old is slashing .278/.352/.506 in 196 plate appearances this season with 10 home runs, 10 doubles and 22 RBIs. New York is removing an important batter from its lineup.The Mets announced Saturday they are placing Dominic Smith on the 10-day IL due to a stress reaction in his left foot. They will call up Triple-A outfielder Aaron Altherr to replace him. Smith says he first experienced some discomfort sometime last week and was disheartened when he found out how major his injury really was, following a Saturday morning MRI.”I’m very disappointed, very sad… going to do everything I can to get back out there”Dom Smith says he was surprised when he found out about the stress reaction in his left foot 😞 pic.twitter.com/43BXbvCi5s— SNY (@SNYtv) July 27, 2019″It’s definitely a bummer. Something that I didn’t think was, you know, this severe,” Dominic told reporters. “I woke up this morning, I felt really good. I feel really good since the last couple days, so I was excited about today. To hear the news, it just hurt. Hurt a lot. I’m very disappointed, very sad and I’m going to do everything I can to get back out there.” Related Newscenter_img MLB trade rumors: Astros ‘mounting push’ for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman MLB trade rumors: Mets exploring 3-team deal sending Noah Syndergaard to Padres, netting Blue Jays’ Marcus Stromanlast_img read more