Saturday May 16th, 2015

New York Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera is headed to the 15-day disabled list after fracturing the tip of his middle finger Friday.

Herrera suffered the injury during fielding drills before the Mets' 7-0 loss to Milwaukee. The team initially believed it was related to his fingernail.

"We shook our heads when they came to us and told us during the game that his finger was broken," Mets manager Terry Collins said, according to ESPN. "I just said, 'Of course it is. The way things have gone for us; we certainly couldn't have just a fingernail issue, we've gotta break his finger.'"

"We were just doing the routine daily work of double-play ground balls," Herrera said through a translator. "It was a throw to me, and I stuck my finger I think a little too deep [in the glove] or a little too close and got hit on the tip."

The injury is the latest of several for New York, who are down two starters with third baseman David Wright sidelined with a back injury and catcher Travis D'Arnaud still out with a fractured right hand.

Herrera, 21, is batting .235 with one home run and three RBIs in 10 games. Ruben Tejada started in his place Friday.

Jeremy Woo

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