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Carlos Torres leaves Mets game with calf injury

The relief pitcher hurt himself while fielding a soft ground ball.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

During the Mets' series opener in Washington this afternoon, Carlos Torres left the game with a strained left calf. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Torres, who came into the game to relieve Jon Niese after his terrible start, fielded a soft ground ball between the mound and first base. He succeeded in scooping the ball and recording the out, but he pulled up lame immediately afterwards.

The Mets' middle relief corps has been a problem over the past few weeks. A solid pitcher in the Mets' bullpen in 2013 and 2014, Torres has been up-and-down this season, and his overall numbers this year are not great. He came into today's game with a 4.56 ERA and 3.59 FIP.

Whatever his injury is, Torres looks likely to miss at least a little bit of time going forward. The Mets have extra arms in the bullpen with expanded rosters—Erik Goeddel, Dario Alvarez, and Bobby Parnell—but could certainly use Logan Verrett back soon in Torres's absence.