There was a delay in the Mets lineup being revealed tonight as the team awaited results on MRIs for Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario, and Robinson Cano—all of whom dealt were removed from the lineup last night due to tightness in various body parts. When the starting ten for tonight’s game was finally revealed, none of the three infielders were in it, and the team subsequently announced the news on all three of them. The news is worst for Robinson Cano, as the second baseman is heading to the injured list due to a grade two left adductor strain. McNeil and Rosario, meanwhile, are dealing with a low grade right intercostal strain and left quad tightness, respectively. Both of the young infielders are day-to-day.
The latter two players will hopefully be back in the lineup before too long, but for now the team is without three-fourths of its infield. And the loss of Cano is a big blow to the Mets, as the veteran second baseman has thus far been the most productive hitter on the team with a 187 wRC+ in 39 plate appearances over 11 games. The Mets do have a few options to replace him in the lineup with Andres Gimenez and Brian Dozier, both of whom are in the lineup tonight. Nevertheless, it is hard to expect either player to put up the kind of numbers that Cano was putting up in the early parts of this season.