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Asdrubal Cabrera re-injures thumb, may land on disabled list

The shortstop first hurt his thumb on May 6.

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, Asdrubal Cabrera left the Mets’ loss to the Brewers after re-aggravating his left thumb, which was first injured on May 6 against the Marlins. Yesterday, Cabrera confirmed that there is a tear in the ligament and, although he would like to play through the pain, Terry Collins indicated that, based on how he felt on Sunday, it was unlikely that Cabrera would play today.

If Cabrera does hit the disabled list, this may see the second cup of coffee for 2012 first round draft pick Gavin Cecchini. Cecchini has been playing primarily second base in Las Vegas this season, and would likely cede most of his playing time to Jose Reyes if called up.

The other option would be to call up top prospect Amed Rosario, and give him a chance to play more or less every day. Rosario is currently hitting .359 in Vegas, and has taken over the bulk of the playing time at short from the aforementioned Cecchini. The Rosario call-up feels like less of an ‘if’ and more of a ‘when’ we will see him on the major league club this year.

Cabrera has also been troubled by minor hamstring issues this season, and is a player that seems to play through just about anything he can. If Cabrera does require a trip to the disabled list, he would be the ninth Met to currently occupy a spot, joining Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Jeurys Familia, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo, Travis d’Arnaud, David Wright, and Brandon Nimmo.