The Mets announced on Wednesday that RHP Robert Gsellman suffered a fractured rib and will head to the 10-day IL.
There aren't many games left to play for the Mets, so this injury -- depending on its severity -- could potentially cost Gsellman the rest of the season.
"I was actually very very surprised because it's a rare injury," Luis Rojas said during his press conference on Wednesday.
Rojas added that Gsellman was "emotional" when he got the news about the diagnosis.
The injury occurred during the eighth inning of the Mets' blowout loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night, where Gsellman simply finished on a pitch and immediately stayed bent over in pain. The team initially believed it was an oblique injury, but as Rojas said, it was just such a rare outcome.
If this is the end to Gsellman's 2020 campaign, his final stat line isn't one he wants to remember. He owns a 9.64 ERA over six games (four of which were starts) with 15 runs allowed over 14 innings.
The corresponding move to Gsellman hitting the IL was recalling RHP Drew Smith from the Alternate Training Site in Brooklyn.