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Asdrubal Cabrera exits Mets game early with knee injury

The shortstop’s hot weekend ended early.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

In the bottom of the first inning of today’s matchup with the Phillies, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera collided with Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph while legging out a bunt single. Cabrera initially fought the pain to stay in the game but left after running to second base on Kelly Johnson’s single. He was replaced by Wilmer Flores.

Cabrera injured the same knee that forced him to the disabled list at the end of July. He was activated on August 19. Another extended absence would be a huge blow to the Mets, who are in the midst of a three-game winning streak and gaining ground in their hunt for a Wild Card spot.

Cabrera has been a catalyst for the Mets’ offense lately with three home runs in the series against the Phillies. For the season, he has hit .271/.321/.446 with 16 home runs and a 106 wRC+ in 439 plate appearances.