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A day after pulling out a 96 mph fastball from Mitch Keller to his right middle finger in the Mets’ series opener against the Pirates, Marte was told he suffered an undisplaced broken finger. But the Mets did not place Marte on the disabled list, instead filing him day by day. For now, the team sees this as a pain management issue. Performance staff members will reassess Marte when he returns to the ballpark after a day off Thursday, in hopes he can avoid the injured list.
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Marte’s diagnosis came the same day the Mets placed the ace Max Scherzer back on the injured list with what the club calls left-sided fatigue.
But the three-time Cy Young Award winner said he plans to return to the mound when he is eligible to leave IL on September 19.
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