Just before umpires called for the tarp to come out to put tonight’s Mets-Marlins game in a rain delay, Asdrubal Cabrera hurt his left thumb attempting to dive and snag a grounder to his right. X-rays on the thumb were negative—there was no fracture detected—but an MRI is scheduled for Sunday.
With two outs in the top of the third, Marcell Ozuna grounded a ball between third and short. Cabrera dove for it, and he seemed to roll over his left hand as his glove met the ground. Ozuna’s grounder skidded into left field for a single, and Cabrera writhed in agony, clutching his left hand.
The x-ray news is certainly good—especially considering how much pain Cabrera appeared to be in—but it’s hard to imagine he won’t miss some time. The Mets have been slow to place players on the disabled list this season, so we’ll see how they proceed with Cabrera’s injury.
In his absence, Terry Collins will presumably go with Jose Reyes at shortstop. Top prospect Amed Rosario is batting .381/.432/.495 in Triple-A, but at least to this point the Mets have shown no inclination towards promoting him so soon.