Lindor out for Mets after slamming finger in hotel door

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francisco Lindor snapped his finger as he closed a door and will miss the New York Mets’ series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

“The last time I pinched my finger I was 12,” he said.

The shortstop was injured a night earlier after the team arrived in Los Angeles ahead of the four-game series between the top two teams in the National League. He was closing one of the two…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francisco Lindor snapped his finger as he closed a door and will miss the New York Mets’ series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

“The last time I pinched my finger I was 12,” he said.

The shortstop was injured a night earlier after the team arrived in Los Angeles ahead of the four-game series between the top two teams in the National League. He was closing one of the two double doors of his hotel room.

“They closed at the same time and the next thing you know I got a swollen finger,” he said. “I ran around the room for about three minutes. I didn’t want to look at him. I felt like I had my heart in that finger.

Lindor’s right middle finger was swollen and the nail bed was blackened. He said the injury affected his ability to throw and grab a bat. He shouldn’t miss more than a day.

Manager Buck Showalter briefly considered using Lindor as the designated hitter, but decided to seat him instead.

Lindor has played for at least one point in 10 straight games, a career high. He’s batting .365 in that streak and has 43 RBIs this season.

“It’s frustrating not being out there with the boys,” Lindor said in the visitor dugout at Dodger Stadium. “I want to be there every day and do whatever it takes to help the team win.”

Lindor said his teammates didn’t wow him because they knew he was “not too happy.”

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