Sports Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to have MRI on injured hamstring

15:08  21 april  2017
15:08  21 april  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Cespedes helped off field after suffering apparent leg injury

  Cespedes helped off field after suffering apparent leg injury Things just went from bad to worse in Queens. The New York Mets, who are already dealing with a barrage of early-season injuries, may have just suffered their biggest blow yet, as star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had to be helped off the field after suffering a pulled left hamstring after hitting a double in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves.Cespedes appeared to pull up while running between first and second, and was very slow to reach the bag in obvious pain. After a brief examination he slowly limped off the field and into the clubhouse with assistants from Mets trainers.

Yoenis Cespedes is set to undergo an MRI on his hamstring Friday after leaving Thursday’s game against the Phillies with a cramp. The Mets outfielder left the game in the top of the sixth after looking like he was having issues with his leg in the bottom of the 5th.

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  Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to have MRI on injured hamstring © Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

New York Mets leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring that was injured during Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The team said that Cespedes will have the MRI on Friday.

Cespedes left the game after the fifth inning and was injured while running to second base during a double play attempt by Philadelphia.

The Mets went on to lose the game 6-4, their fifth loss in their last six games.

"It's not a cramp," Cespedes said to MLB.com. "It felt like a shock. I've had this type of injury before. This time it doesn't feel as serious."

"Any time you're talking about a hamstring, it's a concern," Mets manager Terry Collins added. "When you talk about a hamstring and a guy like that, with his muscle strength, you've got to be careful."

Cespedes, who signed a four-year, $110 million deal in the off-season, is hitting .263 with six homers and 10 RBI this season.

- Scooby Axson

This article was originally published on SI.com

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