Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki diagnosed with broken hand

Kevin Plawecki’s hand is broken — and the Mets are in trouble

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Whatever "remain calm" spin they predictably attempted to put forth on Friday, however, Sandy Alderson fully must understand why they can't allow this dual setback behind the plate to derail what has been a rare feel-great story in Flushing under first-year manager Mickey Callaway.

In the meantime, with Kevin Plawecki also on the disabled list with a broken hand, Jose Lobaton and Tomas Nido will share catching duties in NY.

The team called up Tomas Nido, their top catching prospect, from Double-A Binghamton earlier this week, and then promoted former Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. "It's only a couple of weeks out of a very long season".

Placing Plawecki on the DL allowed the Mets to bring Nimmo back to the majors, as MLB rules stipulate that a player can not be recalled until at least ten days after being sent down unless someone gets placed on the DL.

"Until about 11 o'clock tonight", Alderson joked.

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Plawecki feels lucky that it was a very small fracture, though as he explains here. "So I'm not sure the calendar is even relevant in those cases". Last season, he missed about three weeks with a bone contusion when his wrist struck the bat of the Phillies' Aaron Altherr while making a throw to second base.

"We'll see how things go, but we are going to be certainly aware of what else may be available out there and we'll monitor that market". But at this moment, we don't have any plans to add anyone other than at the Triple-A level.

NY said before Friday's game against Milwaukee that Plawecki was being put on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Anthony DiComo of tweets that a small-scale move - something along the lines of a pickup of recently designated veteran Miguel Montero - could be in play for the Mets.

One move that seems decidedly unlikely is a swap for J.T. Realmuto.

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