Sport Mets LF Yoenis Cespedis to have MRI exam on injured left hamstring

15:45  21 april  2017
15:45  21 april  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Aug 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) watches his walk off solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the tenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a hamstring injury in the sixth inning. Marc Carig of Newsday reported that it is just a hamstring cramp, yet after the game manager Terry Collins said Cespedes will get an MRI on Friday.

Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI exam Friday to determine the severity of the left hamstring injury that forced him out of Thursday night's 6-4 loss to the Phillies, MLB.com reported on the team's website.

Cespedes, who left in the fifth inning after pulling up while running the bases, said doctors told him he likely will be out two to three days.

"It's not a cramp," he said through an interpreter. "It felt like a shock. I've had this type of injury before. This time it doesn't feel as serious."

The injury likely means the Mets — who played Thursday without Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores — will make at least one roster move before opening a key series Friday with the Nationals at Citi Field.

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Cespedes headed for MRI on left hamstring . Cespedes leaves game with injury 0:23. NEW YORK -- Already running short on players, the Mets have another injury concern. Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday night's 6-4 loss to the Phillies after the fifth inning with a left hamstring

Ty Kelly. LF . 1. Yoenis Cespedes . Mets placed OF Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring . He suffered the injury during the World Baseball Classic.

Yoenis Cespedes © (Getty Images) Yoenis Cespedes

"Any time you're talking about a hamstring, it's a concern," manager Terry Collins said. "When you talk about a hamstring and a guy like that, with his muscle strength, you've got to be careful."

Cespedes (.263/.377/.632) is tied with Jay Bruce for the team lead with six home runs and has 10 RBIs.

Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the lineup Thursday, taking over in center with Michael Conforto shifting to left.

Syndergaard exits Mets start with apparent arm pain .
Having recently refused to undergo an MRI, New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard was forced to leave the game with the Washington Nationals with apparent arm pain.Last week, the Mets were forced to scratch Syndergaard from the line-up ahead of Thursday's scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves with biceps and shoulder discomfort. Manager Terry Collins told reporters the ace is dealing with a "tired arm." Syndergaard was slated to have an MRI on Friday but opted not to after throwing a bullpen session.

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