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Robinson Cano leaves Mets game with leg injury

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The second baseman was seen grimacing after running out a ground ball early in the game.

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Second baseman Robinson Cano exited Wednesday’s game against the Nationals in the third inning after attempting to run out a ground ball. He left the game due to left quad tightness according to Steve Gelbs and was replaced by Adeiny Hechavarria.

Before coming out of the contest, Cano went hitless in both of his at-bats. This season, the 36-year-old has been hitting .244/.291/.375 with three home runs in his first year with the Mets. He owns a lifetime .303/.353/.491 line

Available options on the major league club right now include Jeff McNeil and Hechavarria, although McNeil is currently dealing with a leg injury himself. In perhaps a move to prepare for a possible lingering injury for Cano, Luis Guillorme was taken out of his Triple-A game with the Syracuse Mets. Guillorme is known for his defensive abilities, although he has a career .200 average at the major league level. He would provide much needed depth to the position in the case of a Cano absence.