|Ronny Mauricio connecting on his first Major League hit in his debut on September 1. Photo by Jason Schott.
One of the Mets' top prospects, Ronny Mauricio, who made his debut at the end of last season, suffered a knee injury during a winter league game in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night.
Mauricio was playing for Tigres del Licey, and he took off from first base, giving the appearance he would steal, but then he stopped and fell to the ground. He walked off to the field with a slight limp.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Mets gave an update on X: "On Sunday, Ronny Mauricio suffered a right knee injury while playing in a Winter League game. Imaging revealed a torn ACL, which will require surgery. An estimated return-to-play timeline will be determined following the procedure. Updates will be provided when appropriate."
Mauricio made his debut with the Mets last September and he primarily played second base. In 26 games, he hit .248 with a .296 on-base percentage, two home runs, nine RBI, seven, walks, with 31 strikeouts in 101 at-bats.
In 116 games at Triple-A Syracuse last season, he hit .292 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI, with 24 stolen bases, a .346 on-base percentage, a .506 slugging percentage, and an .852 OPS.