New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday night’s game after appearing to injure his leg while running the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning.
During the game, the Mets announced it was only a cramp in his left leg. Cespedes is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday and had the leg heavily wrapped after the Mets 6-4 loss to the Phillies.
Following the game, Cespedes said it wasn’t a cramp, instead that he felt a ”shock” in his left leg. The initial diagnosis from the Mets doctor is that Cespedes will have to sit out 2-3 days.
Cespedes was 1 for 2 with a walk before leaving the game. The Mets are already operating with a short bench given the hyper-extended elbow of Lucas Duda and the infection knee for Wilmer Flores that made them unavailable on Thursday night.
Travis d’Arnaud is unsure if he will be ready to catch on Friday after he bruised his hand on Wednesday night. Triple-A infielder Matt Reynolds left the Las Vegas 51s game early on Wednesday night with a tight hamstring of his own.