A day after being removed from a spring training game early, there’s a bit of preliminary relief about Rule 5 pick Dedniel Núñez.
As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, Núñez was removed for precautionary reasons due to wrist pain. A scan is upcoming, according to the report, with no dates given.
As a Rule 5 pick, Núñez needs to stay on the 25-man roster all season or be offered back to the New York Mets. However, if he need to go on the injured list for whatever reason, he won’t need to be offered back right away. The injured list is considered the 25-man roster. However, he needs to be active for a minimum of 90 days, or there will be restrictions on him the following season and could still need to be offered back to the Mets.
In other news, Luis Alexander Basabe will be out an estimated 6-8 weeks with a wrist sprain he suffered earlier in the week. He will be wearing a cast for a couple of weeks. Since the minor league season does not begin until the first week of May this season, Basabe is likely to be ready not long after the minor league season begins, although he’ll miss minor league spring training.
Although not minor league-related, there was also news about Brandon Belt, who only recently appeared in camp. Belt had been dealing with mono. He also did have COVID in January. However, he is recovering from Mono, and has reportedly been doing well recovering from offseason heel surgery.