PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — New Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco strained his proper hamstring throughout conditioning after throwing batting follow Thursday and appears sure to overlook the beginning of the season.

Carrasco, a right-hander who turns 34 on Sunday, has not appeared in any exhibition video games this yr.

He’s in remission from leukemia and had the coronavirus vaccine, inflicting him to begin spring coaching exercises behind different gamers. He then stopped throwing for a stretch due to elbow soreness.

Carrasco was traded by Cleveland with All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor on Jan. 7 for younger infielders Andrés Giménez and Amed Rosario, and two minor league prospects: right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Inexperienced.

New York opens April 1 at Washington. Carrasco had been projected to be a part of rotation with two-time Cy Younger Award winner Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker and David Peterson.

The Mets are also lacking reliever Seth Lugo, who had surgical procedure Feb. 16 to take away a bone spur from his pitching elbow. He’s on observe to renew throwing round opening day.

Carrasco missed three months of the 2019 season whereas preventing leukemia. He pitched by the pandemic, going Three-Four in 12 begins with a 2.91 ERA, his finest since a career-best 2.55 ERA when he cut up 2014 between Cleveland’s rotation and bullpen. He has an 88-73 profession file with a Three.73 ERA.

Carrasco is signed at $12 million for every of the subsequent two seasons, a part of a deal that features a $14 million staff possibility for 2023 with a $Three million buyout. The choice would grow to be assured if he pitches 170 innings in 2022 and is discovered to be wholesome for the 2023 season.

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