|Mar. 6 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST5:13 PM CST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-The Mets announced Quintana has been diagnosed with a small stress fracture on a rib on his left side, an injury likely to shelve him for the start of the season. The left-hander will head back to New York for further testing and to determine a timeline for his recovery.
Analysis: Quintana had a starting spot locked down after signing a two-year, $26 million contract in the season. The Mets do have some experienced options available to fill in if healthy, as David Peterson made 19 starts last season and Tylor Megill has 27 over the past two years.