Asdrubal Cabrera To Have MRI Today, Matt Reynolds Called Up

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Update – August 1

Asdrubal Cabrera, who left Sunday’s game against Colorado with a patella tendon strain in his left knee, will have an MRI on Monday according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag.

Additionally, as expected the Mets have called up Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas.

We’ll know a lot more on the severity of the injury sometime this afternoon.

Original Report – Jul;y 31

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left this afternoon’s game after hurting his leg in the first inning while rounding third base to score on a Neil Walker triple.

Cabrera was able to limp home and score on the play, but after failing to make it back to the dugout on his own power, coaches carried him off the field.  The Mets have announced that Cabrera has a strained patellar tendon in his left knee, although the severity of the injury remains unknown.

“He was in a lot of pain — a lot more than I’ve ever seen him,” Terry Collins said. “He’s had a couple of times so far this summer where it kind of flared up and we’d give him a day off and it seemed like he’d bounce back really good. I talked to him this morning and he felt great. So I’m really concerned right now.”

Following the injury, Wilmer Flores shifted from third base to shortstop and Kelly Johnson entered the game at third base.

One of the few Mets to stay on the field consistently this season, Cabrera’s absence will likely signify more playing time for Wilmer Flores or possibly T.J. Rivera. Flores has been solid in limited action this season, batting .257 with 10 home runs in 221 plate appearances.

Perhaps another intriguing option for the Mets is shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini. In Triple A, the 22-year old has slashed .315/.392/.437 with 39 walks and 40 strikeouts over 83 games this season. Even though the knock on Cecchini this year has been his defense, the young shortstop only has one error in his past 21 games.

However, all of that said, when asked about a potential promotion, manager Terry Collins didn’t hesitate and said Matt Reynolds would likely get the call. Reynolds batted .233 with a home run and six RBI in an earlier stint with the Mets this season.

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