After having an MRI last night in Port St. Lucie, the Mets sent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to New York for a second MRI. Team doctors examined him this morning and reviewed the MRI and the results are in.
The team just announced that Cabrera has been diagnosed with a strained patella tendon in his left knee. He will be inactive for at least two weeks and will receive a PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection while in New York to aid in healing.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York believes that Cabrera will likely miss the start of the season. If Cabrera were to miss any extended time during the regular season, the Mets will turn to Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores.
The Mets signed Cabrera as a free agent in the offseason to a two-year, $18.5 million dollar contract.
Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Thursday’s game in the first inning after coming up lame with an apparent leg injury while running the bases.
After singling in the first inning, Cabrera tagged up and ran to second base on a long fly by Yoenis Cespedes.
Cabrera was replaced by Ruben Tejada as a pinch-runner and limped off the field in obvious discomfort. The Mets are calling it a sore left knee. Cabrera had some leg issues last season.