New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó reportedly has a torn hamstring after undergoing an MRI on Monday.
During Sunday’s 13-2 New York Mets victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, second baseman Robinson Canó appeared to have injured his hamstring. He limped off the field after he sustained the injury rounding first base.
The Mets announced Monday they were placing Canó on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Now, even worse news is being reported, as Anthony DiComo of mlb.com has announced that Canó actually has a torn hamstring.
Canó will not require surgery for the injury. He will miss a good amount of time though.
Bad news for the Mets. An MRI taken today revealed a torn, not strained, hamstring for Robinson Canó. He won't need surgery, but obviously this will keep him out many weeks.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 5, 2019
The veteran second baseman has 10 home runs on the season with an additional 32 RBIs. He’s currently posting a slash line of .252/.295/.415.
New York will have to use guys such as Adeiny Hechavarría and Luis Guillorme at the second base spot until Canó’s return, whenever that’ll be.
Jeff McNeil could also be used, but the Mets would rather have him at his usual right field spot. Not to mention, McNeil exited the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins with an apparent calf injury. Therefore, his situation is currently unclear at the moment.
The Mets are rolling right now, with a current record of 16-6 since the All-Star Break. They’ve won nine of the last ten games, and have won each of their last four series.
New York won the first of their four-game series on Monday against the Marlins, ousting them 6-2. After their series against Miami, the Mets will then finish out their seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals.