Mets’ Ronny Mauricio Likely Out for 2024 Season

New York Mets Ronny Mauricio in September 2023
New York Mets Ronny Mauricio in September 2023. Photo by Gordon Donovan/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (14106474ax)

New York Mets infield prospect Ronny Mauricio is expected to be out for the entirety of the 2024 season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn right ACL. The Mets confirmed that the team’s medical director Dr. David Altchek operated on Mauricio at the Hospital for Special Surgery, with the typical return time for the surgery being between eight and 12 months.

Making his major league debut on September 1, Mauricio was injured on December 10 while playing for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League. While attempting to steal second base, the 22-year-old collapsed and clenched his right knee. Making 21 starts for the Mets last season at second, Mauricio was expected to participate in spring training for regular playing time.

Mauricio got his Mets career off to a promising start, hitting .248 with two homers, nine RBIs, seven steals, and a .643 OPS in September. This comes after he hit .292 with 23 homers, 71 RBI, and 24 steals for Triple-A Syracuse.