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Yoenis Cespedes leaves game early with sore left thumb

The left-fielder exited in the third inning.

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Yoneis Cespedes left today’s game early with an injured left thumb. The extent of the injury is not yet known.

In the third inning of today’s game against the San Diego Padres, Cespedes slid headfirst into third base. When sliding into the base, his hand made contact with third baseman, Christian Villanueva. After he was announced safe, Cespedes turned to the Mets dugout and signaled for the trainer to come evaluate him.

After the visit from the trainer, Mickey Callaway opted to leave Cespedes in the game. He would then score on Adrian Gonzalez’s two run double, but was pulled out of the game shortly after, replaced by Brandon Nimmo.

Prior to leaving the game, Cespedes was 2 for 2 with a double to deep right center in the first inning and a single to right in the third inning. He also grabbed his first two stolen bases of the season. Cespedes was seen in the dugout next inning smiling, which led the WOR radio team to speculate he might have been pulled as a precautionary measure.