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Mets injury update: MRI reveals no ligament damage in Asdrubal Cabrera’s thumb

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The shortstop hurt his thumb diving for a ball in the Mets’ victory last night.

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in a radio interview this morning that the team received good news regarding Asdrubal Cabrera’s thumb injury: an MRI revealed no ligament damage to it. Cabrera hurt his left thumb when he dove for a ground ball and landed awkwardly and hard on his glove hand just before the Mets’ game went into a rain delay last night.

Cabrera hasn’t quite been his 2016 self in the early going this year, as he’s hit .260/.336/.385 with three home runs and a 98 wRC+. He had also dealt with a hamstring issue that was clearly hindering his ability to play, though he’s had a reputation of being more than willing to play through such injuries.

Even with the good news regarding his thumb, it’ll be interesting to see if the Mets go the day-to-day route with him or give him ten days on the disabled list for the thumb to heal—with the added benefit that his legs would get some extra rest. The smart money is on the former, but after a series of unfortunate events and disabled list missteps, maybe things will be different this time.