The New York Mets will be without José Quintana until at least July.
General Manager Billy Eppler told reporters Tuesday that the left-hander has a lesion on his rib and will undergo bone graft surgery.
Quintana, 34, signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the Mets this past offseason. He was set to be the Mets’ fourth starter, but now the team will have to turn to younger guys like David Peterson and Tylor Megill to fill that spot.
Other options for the Mets include Joey Lucchesi, Elieser Hernandez, and Jose Butto.