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Mets place Asdrubal Cabrera on disabled list with thumb sprain, recall T.J. Rivera

Cabrera hit two home runs on Monday night but is dealing with a left thumb injury again.

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A day after mashing two home runs, Asdrubal Cabrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain. T.J. Rivera has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

This is just the most recent chapter in the unfortunate saga of Cabrera’s injured left thumb. The 31-year-old shortstop initially injured it attempting to dive for a ground ball against the Marlins but he played through the pain. He subsequently re-injured the thumb nine days later. He was finally placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day, where he remained until being activated on May 25.

Cabrera, who will get a cortisone shot today, said that he re-aggravated the injury on Saturday and that the injury has particularly hampered him when he bats from the right side. With the Mets scheduled to face a string of left-handed pitchers in the near future, the team decided to place him on the disabled list, which at ten days is shorter than it had been in past years.

To take his spot on the roster, the Mets called up T.J. Rivera, while Jose Reyes is expected to fill in at short stop until Cabrera returns and Amed Rosario continues to play in Triple-A Las Vegas.