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Saturday, August 4, 2012
1st-round pick Cecchini has fractured finger

By Adam Rubin

Mike Stobe/Getty ImagesGavin Cecchini (left) and fellow top pick Kevin Plawecki took batting practice at Citi Field after the draft.

SAN DIEGO -- Shortstop Gavin Cecchini, the Mets' top pick (12th overall) in last month's draft out of high school in Louisiana, suffered a "small fracture" to the tip of his middle finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday, according to Paul DePodesta.

"I'm not one to estimate recovery time. Fortunately, he's already had a pretty full year," DePodesta added.

Cecchini had been hitting .250 with one homer, 13 RBIs and two steals with 13 walks and 26 strikeouts in 132 plate appearances with Kingsport.