Jeff McNeil
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New York Mets right fielder Jeff McNeil feels optimistic regarding his apparent wrist injury suffered in Wednesday night’s win in Chicago.

On Wednesday, Jeff McNeil came away from an eighth-inning at-bat holding his wrist. In a game where the New York Mets defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2, McNeil seemed like he was in pain.

However, the outfielder says his wrist should be fine, as it was just a little twinge.

“I felt it a little bit — nothing crazy,” McNeil said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “It should all be good.”

Mets manager Mickey Callaway commented on the injury in the postgame press conference and confirmed McNeil felt fine.

“We checked with him after the game; we kind of saw that awkward swing,” Callaway mentioned. “He said he felt it on one swing in particular, but he was fine after that.”

McNeil thus far in 2019 has hit 11 home runs with 46 RBIs. He’s posting a slash line of .331/.391/.506. His batting average is third in the majors, behind the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (.333) and the New York YankeesDJ LeMahieu (.332).

The Mets defeated the White Sox for the second night in a row on Wednesday. They ousted them 5-2 Tuesday night in 11 innings after a two-run home run from McNeil and a solo homer from Michael Conforto in the top of the 11th propelled them to victory.

New York has now won six straight games and are slowly creeping up the National League Wild Card standings. They’re currently 4.5 games back with a record of 52-55. However, they’re still 11.0 games back in the NL East division.

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