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Asdrubal Cabrera exits with tight hamstring

Jose Reyes entered in his place

Chicago Cubs v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was pulled from Sunday night’s game against the New York Yankees after three innings due to what the Mets are calling a tight left hamstring. Jose Reyes replaced him at second base and leading off in the fourth.

Cabrera has been hobbling off and on for a while now, but looked worse for wear tonight on his two groundouts on Sunday before being pulled. He has only missed one game so far this season back in April due to right hamstring tightness.

Cabrera has been one of the few consistent bright spots offensively for the Mets this season, slashing .285/.325/.502 so far in 2018. He’s struggled over the last two weeks, however, slashing just .185/.214/.426.

At the beginning of this home stand, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson praised Cabrera for playing through some injuries, going as far as to say, “Will we lose him at some point? Maybe. Right now, we want to keep putting a winning team on the field.”

The Mets are already dealing with all kinds of injuries, especially now with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes’s rehab assignment getting reset following right quad tightness.