Seth Lugo Suffers Classic Mets Injury Before Season Even Starts

New York Mets reliever Seth Lugo
New York Mets reliever Seth Lugo / Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Spring Training still isn't even underway and New York Mets players are already managing to injure themselves in the most unfortunate of fashions.

Seth Lugo, who has been a stud out of the bullpen for the Mets over the last two seasons, reportedly suffered a fractured left pinky toe after stubbing it on an ottoman in his hotel room.

The injury isn't said to be serious -- and it doesn't quite compare to Yoenis Cespedes' boar incident from last offseason -- but it's still classic Mets.

Lugo was reportedly fitted with padding in his left cleat and was seen walking around the team's complex in Port St. Lucie during Tuesday's practice.

The 30-year-old right-hander is expected to rest for three days, which would make him unavailable for the start of the Grapefruit League on Saturday. Lugo has yet to throw live batting practice since reporting to Spring Training, and that's required before appearing in an exhibition.

Fans in Queens will be hopeful that their standout reliever will be able to bounce back quickly from this injury.

Lugo registered a 7-4 record alongside a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 104 strikeouts in 80 innings for the Mets in 2019.