Including tonight's game, Cespedes has hit six home runs, and driven in 10 RBIs on a.263 batting average on the young season. Manager Terry Collins said that he is concerned about Cespedes latest injury.
Cespedes exited Thursday's game against the Phillies with an undisclosed injury, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment.
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Cespedes is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, though he and Collins are both hopeful he'll only be out a couple days.
According to Carig, Cespedes appeared to tweak something in his leg running the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning. But he also noted that he has missed time at various points in his career with hamstring injuries, often only a few days, and that this injury felt less severe. Familia completed a 15-game suspension Thursday for an offseason domestic violence incident involving his wife.
Hamstring cramps can sure be tricky, and Cespedes will most likely get a day or two off to rest it, but it has to give the Mets a sigh of relief.
DeGrom doesn't have a decision in three starts this season despite a 1.89 ERA. It is the first trip to the majors this season for Plawecki, who will provide the Mets some depth at catcher and an extra bat off the bench as starting C Travis d'Arnaud recovers from a right wrist contusion. He is 2-2 with a 3.12 ERA in seven starts against the Nationals. Shortstop Trea Turner, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to rejoin the club Friday, though he may not be activated until Saturday. It is still early in the season, but the Mets can not afford to fall into an early hole.