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MLB International Born Players Injury Report

 Matt Tallarini  |    Apr 20th, 2024 7:00pm EDT

Francisco Alvarez #4 of the New York Mets scores a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Two international-born Major League Baseball players were placed on the injured list on April 20.

Mexican RHP Daniel Duarte Out for Season

According to Bobby Nightengale, Minnesota Twins beat writer for MLB.com, Mexican right-handed pitcher Daniel Duarte will be out for the remainder of the 2024 season and will have elbow surgery scheduled for May 8 with Dr. Keith Meister, who is an orthopedic surgeon based at TMI Sports Medicine in Arlington, Texas.

Duarte landed on the 15-day injured list on April 7.

Duarte, 27, was born in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico, and has played three seasons in the MLB with the Cincinnati Reds from 2022-23.

To begin 2024, he played two games out of the bullpen with the Twins and threw four innings, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 1-0 record. He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and three strikeouts before landing on the injured list.

During spring training, Duarte appeared in nine games, started three, and posted a 1-0 record with a 2.92 ERA, throwing 12.1 innings, allowing 10 hits, four earned runs, two home runs, and 12 strikeouts.

Last season, Duarte split his time between Cincinnati and Triple-A Louisville. He appeared in 31 games out of the bullpen for Cincinnati and went 3-0 with a 3.69 ERA, recording one save. He pitched 31.2 innings, allowing 24 hits, 13 earned runs, five home runs, 20 walks, 23 strikeouts, and a 1.389 WHIP.

Duarte, in three seasons playing in the bigs, has a lifetime record of 4-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 36 appearances out of the bullpen, recording one save throwing 38.1 innings, allowing 29 hits, 17 earned runs, seven home runs, 24 walks, 28 strikeouts, and a 1.383 WHIP.


New York Mets Catcher Francisco Alvarez Landed On 15-day Injured List With Left Thumb Strain On April 20 

Mets catcher Omar Narvaez will be the starting catcher until Alvarez is cleared to return.

Alvarez, 22, was born in Guatire, Venezuela, and made his MLB debut on the road on September 30, 2022, against the Atlanta Braves for the blue and orange.

Alvarez played in 16 games with the Mets before landing on the 15-day injured list and batted .236 with 59 plate appearances, smacking 13 hits, four doubles, one home run, eight RBI, four walks, and 14 strikeouts.

In spring training, Alvarez played in 17 games and batted .205 with 50 plate appearances, ripping nine hits, three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, six walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Last season, Alvarez played 123 games for the Mets and hit .209 with 423 plate appearances, recording 80 hits, 12 doubles, 25 home runs, 63 RBI, 34 walks, 110 strikeouts, and a .721 OPS.

During his three seasons in MLB, Alvarez has played in 144 games with 496 plate appearances and has a lifetime average of .212 with 95 hits, 17 doubles, 27 home runs, 72 RBI, 40 walks, 128 strikeouts, and a .714 OPS.