Pete Alonso talks injury, Mets future while in splint at charity event
New York Mets’ first baseman, Pete Alonso, addressed fans of the franchise at his second annual Night of Comedy with Special Guests at The Paramount theater in Huntington on Monday. He answered two burning questions, discussing his injury and his long-term future with the Mets.
Alonso has been on the injured list since he was hit on the wrist in a game against the Atlanta Braves and is expected to stay there for 3-4 weeks. He was sporting a splint at the event on Long Island, but insisted it looked worse than it was.
“I feel great,” Alonso said in a video posted by The 7 Line’s Twitter account. “I know it looks bad with the splint, but I’m feeling excellent so I’m gonna get back out there as soon as possible. That’s the number one goal. I want to be out there ASAP.”
The first baseman’s 22 home runs and 49 RBIs lead the National League in each category this season. Alonso has slashed .231/.326/.546 in 261 plate appearances.
Alonso and the Mets have yet to agree on a contract extension. “They believed in me first, and it’s really special,” Alonso said when asked if he would test free agency after the 2024 season.
“The Night of Comedy with Special Guests” was held the night before the Mets were scheduled to host the Yankees at Citi Field, which Alonso will miss. WFAN personalities Craig Carton and Evan Roberts served as hosts for the night, and proceeds from the event went to the Alonso Foundation.
Who is Pete Alonso?
Pete Alonso is a first baseman for the New York Mets.
What injury is Alonso currently suffering from?
Alonso is suffering from an injury to his wrist that has landed him on the injured list for 3-4 weeks.
What is Alonso’s current batting record?
Alonso has the most home runs and RBIs in the National League this season, with 22 home runs and 49 RBIs.
Has Alonso agreed to a contract extension with the Mets?
No, Alonso and the Mets have yet to agree on a contract extension.
What was the Night of Comedy with Special Guests?
The Night of Comedy with Special Guests was a charity event hosted by Alonso to raise funds for the Alonso Foundation.
Pete Alonso discusses injury and the future of the Mets while wearing a splint at a charity function.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso held a comedy event at The Paramount theatre in Huntington where he addressed concerns about his injury and his future with the team. Alonso has been on the injured list since being hit on the wrist during a game against the Atlanta Braves. Despite sporting a splint at the event, Alonso insisted that his injury looked worse than it actually was and declared that he felt “excellent” and was eager to return to the field as soon as possible. Alonso leads the National League this season with 22 home runs and 49 RBIs. The first baseman also discussed his upcoming contract negotiations, stating that while he loves playing for New York and the fans, he couldn’t predict the future.
The comedy event took place a day before the Mets’ Subway Series matchup with the Yankees, a game that Alonso will miss due to his injury. WFAN personalities Craig Carton and Evan Roberts acted as hosts for the night, and proceeds from the event went to the Alonso Foundation. The Mets have not had the best month, losing eight of their past nine games, and the team is hoping to turn things around against their crosstown rivals.