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Mets' manager Luis Rojas revealed that Jose Martinez has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.
After colliding with the first base umpire on Sunday, a subsequent MRI has revealed that Martinez has suffered a torn meniscus and will require surgery. Mets' manager Luis Rojas expects the 32-year-old to miss approximately four months, making the Mets' push for free agent Maikel Franco all the more urgent. Martinez will hope to continue his stint with the Mets after the All Star break.
Jose Martinez reported continued stiffness in his left knee, after he injured it in a freak play against the Marlins on Sunday.
Martinez is scheduled for tests today to find out the extent of the damage to his knee. Mets manager Luis Rojas said that the news of continued stiffness was 'not really encouraging.' The tests will provide more clarity, but it's looking increasingly unlikely that Martinez will be ready for Opening Day.
Jose Martinez, who was playing first base, bumped into the first base umpire after he tried to make a play on a hard hit ball down the line. He twisted his knee in the process and will have an MRI tomorrow.
Mets manager Luis Rojas admitted the injury was 'concerning in the moment,' as Martinez had to be helped off the field after the play. Martinez is still trying to earn his spot on the Mets' Opening Day roster. If the results of the MRI are at all serious, it's unlikely Martinez will be on the field for the Mets on Opening Day.
The New York Mets signed 1B/OF Jose Martinez to a one-year deal.
Martinez agreed to a split contract paying him $1 million with $500,000 in potential incentives if he's on their big-league team. A perennial left masher, Martinez simply didn't produce during the shortened 2020 campaign. He could wind up serving a bench role for the Mets this year.
Jose Martinez was non-tendered by the Cubs on Wednesday.
Martinez was dealt to the Cubs in 2020, but struggled mightily for Chicago. He slashed .182/.265/.295 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored over 98 plate appearances in 2020. Martinez will become a free agent and try to latch onto another team during the offseason.