Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to have MRI on injured hamstring

Guillermo Lane
April 23, 2017

Philadelphia Phillies' Tommy Joseph scores in the 10th inning as the ball gets away from New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during a baseball game Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in New York.

To make matters worse, Yoenis Cespedes exited last night's contest with a hamstring injury, which will require a MRI.

Duda suffered a hyperextended elbow against the Phillies on Wednesday when Cesar Hernandez crashed into Duda's glove with his shoulder while the first baseman was trying to field a throw from the pitcher.

Wilmer Flores replaced him, but he is not available either due to a joint infection, per Albanese. He'll be held out of action for a few days. The first baseman is 7-for-12 with two homers and seven RBIs in the last three games.

LHP Sean Gilmartin was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cespedes is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, though he and Collins are both hopeful he'll only be out a couple days.

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal noted the Mets are saying Cespedes has a cramp in his left hamstring. Cespedes said he felt a "shock" in his hamstring while running to second base during a double-play grounder by 1B Jay Bruce.

"We'll grind it out - we always have, we always will", Collins said following the game Thursday.

The Nationals may also be at less than 100 percent for at least the start of the series. Montero won the long reliever job with an impressive spring but went 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in six appearances, during which he allowed a whopping 24 baserunners (16 hits, eight walks) over just 6 2/3 innings.

DeGrom doesn't have a decision in three starts this season despite a 1.89 ERA.

Despite the absence, it's encouraging that Cespedes hasn't been placed on the disabled list.

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