The Mets placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on the 10-day IL prior to Wednesday’s game and promoted OF prospect Khalil Lee.
Per manager Luis Rojas, Almora — who slammed into the center field fence in the eighth inning on Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Citi Field while attempting to catch a fly ball — has a left shoulder contusion.
After hitting the fence, Almora stayed down on the ground for a few minutes before eventually getting up and walking off the field under his own power.
Lee, whom the Mets acquired from the Kansas City Royals this offseason, will be making his big league debut if/when he enters a game.
The 22-year-old Lee was hitting .250 with a .478 OBP in 16 at-bats this season for Triple-A Syracuse.
With Almora landing on the IL, the Mets are now down Almora, Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Davis, and Luis Guillorme.
It is expected that Nimmo will be activated before Friday’s game against the Rays in Tampa, while Davis could possibly be activated a few days later.