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The prompt: Write a blog post in the style of MetsPolice.com that summarizes injuries suffered by Mets players in previous World Baseball Classic events.
With the upcoming World Baseball Classic just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at some of the injuries Mets players have suffered in previous editions of the tournament.
The World Baseball Classic is a premier international baseball tournament featuring teams from around the world. The tournament is held every four years and showcases some of the best baseball players on the planet. While it is a great opportunity for players to represent their countries and compete against the best, it can also be a risky endeavor for teams and their players.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the injuries that have befallen Mets players during past World Baseball Classic tournaments.
In 2009, the inaugural edition of the tournament, Mets third baseman David Wright suffered a rib injury that caused him to miss significant time during the regular season. Wright was playing for Team USA and suffered the injury while diving for a ball in a game against Puerto Rico. The injury caused Wright to miss the first 14 games of the 2009 season.
The 2013 World Baseball Classic saw a trio of Mets players succumb to injuries. Starting pitcher Johan Santana, who was pitching for Venezuela, suffered a shoulder injury that would ultimately end his career. Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was playing for the Netherlands, suffered a knee injury that required surgery and caused him to miss a significant portion of the regular season. Finally, infielder Justin Turner, who was playing for Team USA, suffered a calf injury that forced him to miss several games.
In 2017, the most recent edition of the tournament, Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera suffered a knee injury while playing for Venezuela. Cabrera had to be helped off the field and would later undergo an MRI that revealed a strained patellar tendon. The injury caused Cabrera to miss several games during the regular season.
While injuries are an unfortunate part of any sport, they can be especially frustrating for teams and fans when they occur during non-league games. While the World Baseball Classic is a great opportunity for players to represent their countries, it is important for teams to balance the risk of injury with the potential benefits of having their players participate.
That’s all for now from MetsPolice.com. We hope you found this look back at past World Baseball Classic injuries suffered by Mets players informative. Be sure to check back with us for more Mets news and analysis. Let’s go Mets!