Robinson Cano left Sunday’s game with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning of today’s rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets’ second baseman pulled up lame between first and second base after hitting a ball off the wall in the fourth inning. He will be evaluated with an MRI tomorrow.
This will be Cano’s third trip to the Injured List this season, after landing on the 10-Day IL in late May with a left quadricep injury, playing one game, and then being placed on the IL again after re-aggravating the injury.
Cano has had an up and down year, but has been showing signs of life as of late, including hitting two doubles in the first three innings of today’s game. If not for injuring his hamstring, he was on his way to a third double of the day. He is hitting .252/.295/.415 on the season, with 10 home runs and 23 doubles.
The Mets will likely play Adeiny Hechavarria in his stead, especially if it is a short stint on the IL.