Castellanos leaves Tigers' game with foot contusion

Utility man is latest to join Mets' growing injury list

Castellanos leaves Tigers' game with foot contusion

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The injuries just keep coming for the Mets, as outfielder/first baseman Alex Castellanos left Saturday's game against the Tigers with what the club is calling a right foot contusion.

Castellanos suffered the injury in the sixth inning after colliding with a baserunner as he tried to corral a wild throw from catcher Johnny Monel. Castellanos, who also suffered a right hand injury earlier this spring, limped off the field and into the clubhouse following the play.

"He rolled it and got it stepped on," said manager Terry Collins, who didn't have any further updates immediately following the game.

Castellanos' injury comes just one day after the Mets announced that Daniel Murphy will be shut down for one week due to a hamstring injury and Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. The club also recently lost reliever Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery, while fellow relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are still working their way back from elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.