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Mets promote Luis Guillorme, IL Robinson Cano

Guillorme took Cano’s spot on the active roster.

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Before their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, the Mets announced that second baseman Robinson Cano was headed to the injured list because of a hamstring injury—that turned out to be a tear—during Sunday’s finale against in Pittsburgh. Cano pulled up between first and second base after his third hit of the day clutching his leg.

Cano has struggled with both injury and effectiveness throughout the season, hitting .252/.295/.415 with three injured list stints. But he was in the midst of a hot streak with a .966 OPS in the two weeks prior to his injury.

Replacing Cano on the roster is infielder Luis Guillorme, who hsa been recalled by the Mets on five separate occasions this season. He has hit well in Syracuse with a .307 batting average and a .864 OPS while seeing time at shortstop, second base, and third base. He has not seen success with the bat in the majors this year, though he also hasn’t seen consistent playing time.