New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor is back at shortstop in the lineup after finger injury

LOS ANGELES — Francisco Lindor Returned to the New York MetsFriday Night:'Lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers He missed the first game of the series after he lost his finger closing a hotel room door.

Lindor claimed that he was informed by trainers following a Thursday Xray that there is a small fracture at the tip of his right-hand middle finger. It is not serious. Lindor went out on the field to throw before Buck Showalter put him in the lineup at shortstop.

After having completed fielding drills, Lindor admitted that “it feels like I don’t have a fingerprint”, but that he was still able to throw. “That was the only thing that I was slightly more worried about.”

Lindor was closing one the two double doors of his hotel room when his finger was slammed. This happened shortly after the Mets arrived to Los Angeles. The swelling has subsided, although the nail bed remains darkened.

The Mets and Lindor hope that the injury doesn't affect him. He currently ranks fourth in the majors in RBIs with 43 and fifth in runs with 37.

Lindor has a batting average of.324 in his 18 previous games. This includes three home runs, 24 RBIs, and three stolen bases. He has increased his batting average by 30 points to.261 over that period.

The Mets went into Friday night's game 35-18 and with a 9½-game lead over Atlanta in the National League East.

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