Nationals closer Kelvin Herrera suffered a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot Sunday, likely ending his season.
Herrera went down with the injury while running to cover first base during the ninth inning of Sunday’s game against the Mets, which Washington led 15-0 at the time. He had to be carted off the field.
Dave Martinez said he assumes Kelvin Herrera will miss the rest of the season after tearing the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. Martinez added that Herrera will get a second opinion, but recovery time will likely be lengthy and it’s already late August.
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Washington activated Ryan Madson from the 10-day disabled list to take Herrera’s roster spot, and the veteran could step into the closer’s role as well.
Herrera came to Washington in a June 18 trade with Kansas City after spending his entire career with the Royals. The 28-year-old will be a free agent this offseason.
The two-time All-Star has posted a disappointing 4.34 ERA with the fading Nationals, the worst stretch of his career. He had a 1.05 ERA through 27 games with the Royals before being traded.
Sunday’s appearance was Herrera’s second since coming off a two-week stint on the disabled list with a rotator cuff impingement.