Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched

New York Mets leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring that was injured during Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mets placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a hyperextended left elbow. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal noted the Mets are saying Cespedes has a cramp in his left hamstring.

Mets' Wilmer Flores reacts after hitting a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins during a game at Citi Field on July 4, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. "I know we've worked really hard to make sure we have good quality backup players an they're out also right now". Last year, the team coped with a multitude of injuries throughout much of the season. Rivera and Sean Gilmartin taking their places on the 25-man roster.

Jacob deGrom is missing Friday night's start because of a stiff neck. Collins said that if deGrom wasn't able to pitch Saturday against the NL East-leading Nationals, then Gilmartin would start instead.

Other injuries prompted the Mets to reshuffle the deck before Thursday night's series finale against the Phillies.

According to the New York Post's Mike Puma, Cespedes says a doctor told him he would be out at least a few days. Collins said would be prudent to give players a day or two or three off, especially in damp, cool weather, rather than risk losing them "for three or four weeks".

Due to Bruce being moved from right field to first, center fielder Curtis Granderson has been moved to right while Conforto will play center.

  • Joey Payne