Mets All-Star McNeil undergoes wrist surgery

New York Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair his broken right wrist.

McNeil provided an update from his hospital bed after the surgery, in which a distal ulnar fracture was repaired.

"Surgery went great!! Looking forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2020!! Thank you mets fans for all the support! #lgm #lfgm #mets," McNeil wrote on his Instagram account.

McNeil sustained the injury when struck by a pitch from Miami Marlins left-hander Josh Smith on Sept. 25.

McNeil, 27, batted .318 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs in 133 games. His average was the fourth highest in the National League.

McNeil told reporters last week that he expects to be a full-go when spring training starts.

He could be New York's starting third baseman next season with Todd Frazier expected to depart as a free agent. The versatile McNeil appeared in 31 games at third base in 2019, and also saw action in left field (71), right field (42) and second base (37).

--Field Level Media