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Matt Reynolds promoted, will take Antonio Bastardo's 25-man spot

Asdrubal Cabrera will likely be placed on the disabled list tomorrow.

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After crossing home plate in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Rockies, Asdrubal Cabrera pulled up lame and needed to be carried to the clubhouse. Cabrera hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet. For now, infielder Matt Reynolds has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and will take the roster spot of the newly traded Antonio Bastardo. Bastardo was dealt to Pittsburgh in a last-minute swap for former Met Jon Niese. Niese is expected to arrive in New York on Tuesday, at which point he'll be activated and Cabrera will presumably be sent to the DL.

Cabrera's injury is the latest blow to Collins' injury-plagued team, as the Mets have now lost Lucas Duda, David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud, and Matt Harvey for prolonged stretches during the season. While he posted a respectable .255/.308/.410 line through 373 at-bats in 2016, Cabrera had been slumping at the plate in recent weeks, managing just nine hits in 51 at-bats since July 16. Cabrera, who signed with the Mets as a free agent over the offseason, is owed $8.25 million in 2017.

The 25-year-old Reynolds will be recalled from Las Vegas for the third time this season, having posted a .233/.267/.419 line in 43 major league at-bats this season. While Reynolds appears to be a short-term solution in the Mets' infield, the team should consider acquiring veteran infielder Juan Uribe. A clubhouse favorite and member of the 2015 Mets, Uribe was designated for assignment after the Indians traded for Brandon Guyer.