Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot, the club announced Monday. Right-hander Ryan Madson was reinstated from the 10-day DL in a corresponding move.
The timing of the injury could hardly be worse for either Herrera or the Nationals. The 28-year-old Herrera was fresh off the disabled list for an unrelated shoulder issue when he incurred his foot injury over the weekend and is just weeks away from his first crack at free agency.
It’s not yet clear how long Herrera will need to get back to full health or just what his outlook is. Of course, it’s all but certain he’ll miss the rest of the season, as Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com notes on Twitter. Herrera is headed for a second opinion before deciding on a course of treatment.
Generally, Lisfranc injuries aren’t all that quick to heal. Neither are they always straightforward. Issues with that particular ligament played a role in the downturn of the career of Chien-Ming Wang, for example, though there’s really no indication that the cases are analogous.
Hopefully, Herrera will be able to rest up over the winter and enter the spring ready for a full camp. Even in the best case, though, his free-agent outlook is not as promising as it was when the Nats dealt for him in mid-June. As the injuries woes have arisen, Herrera has struggled on the mound. He carries a 4.34 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in his 18 2/3 frames with the D.C. organization.
As for the Nationals, they’ve already sold off veterans Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams this month, and Herrera stood out as a reasonable candidate to be dealt in exchange for some prospect help between now and Friday’s postseason eligibility deadline. Instead, it’s another negative turn in a bitterly disappointing season. Washington will owe Herrera the balance of his $7,937,500 salary.
Whelp, so much for that.
Anybody know where to get some? I’ll try anything once.
JDM suffered a Lisfranc injury in spring training 2016. He only missed two months.
Allen Craig suffered a Lisfranc injury on September 4, 2015. He missed rest of season. (Prob. rest of career)
Craig’s injury was in 2013. And he did return for the World Series and hit well, but could hardly run and effected him defensively. Beginning with 2014, though, he was never the same.
Thanks, I stand corrected. My point was he was never the same though.
Not all Lisfranc injuries are created equal tho, Look at JDM… He’s a triple crown threat (!!!)
Now look at Craig, think his Lisfranc was KO, to what I thought was a great career…
Tho they play different positions, Hope Herrera turns out like JDM.
What a shame for Herrera who was clearly in pain yesterday in an odd injury that couldn’t be seen by the naked eye as to how it happened but very clear thereafter having to hop to first base to make an out.
Thanks for the Chein Ming Wang reminder
I like it. Chein Ming Wang always comes to mind why we meed a DH in NL. He should be the poster child to stop using raised bases, or bring DH to NL.
We all know which change NL fans would rather have
Should Herrera be a call for a DF (designated fielder)? Can’t risk pitchers getting hurt fielding the ball. /s
Thank you. Why not just have 40 players in the dugout and change sub rules so we can have players just for defense, too.
I dislike your username but completely agree with your comment.
A designated fielder would be cool. And more players too. PS: Love the username… puigpower.
So we got rid of Murphy & Adams to save what $? And this oft injured Herrera guy is getting $7M
Nice one Rizzo… and Kelly & Other pitcher was sent away… we got what? A big Mess in the bullpen since 2016! Nice one Rizzo- your planning relief pitching record STINKS! Resign
The Nats were getting close to being under the cap but failed after keeping Harper and Herrera. I thought the Nats were right to keep Herrera an extra month to try and revive himself, increase his value, but to no avail.
Why in the world did Martinez have him in there pitching in a 15-0 game??
Because Shawn Kelley is in Oakland