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Marty’s musings: Carrasco’s injury and 10 days from real games

The Mets’ Carlos Carrasco goes down with an injury as we’re less than two weeks from the start of the MLB regular season. 

New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco runs during a spring training drill in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Welcome to ‘Marty’s Musings’, my weekly column of numbers summarizing the happenings in the baseball world. I am your guide for taking an analytic look at the news and notes throughout the game, and highlighting key pitching matchups.

Minimal positive COVID tests and the last spring towards the start of the season.

News & Notes

1 - Positive COVID test in MLB all of last week. It’s an improvement over prior weeks, and is a good sign heading into the season in which fans will be in ballparks. So far, there have been 13 positive tests among players and staff on nearly 59,000 Spring Training tests, a positive rate of 0.2 percent

34 - Year old Carlos Carrasco pulled a hamstring while running sprints last week. It’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined, but the Mets starter is likely to miss at least his first start of the season.

10 - Days until the planned Opening Day!

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Steven Martano is an Editor at Beyond the Box Score, a Contributing Prospect Writer for the Colorado Rockies at Purple Row, and a contributing writer for The Hardball Times. You can follow him on Twitter at @SMartano