Robinson Canó
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The New York Mets place second baseman Robinson Canó on the injured list, recall Luis Guillorme from Triple-A.

On Sunday, in a 13-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó appeared to have suffered a hamstring injury. He limped off the field, having sustained it after rounding first base on a play where he was eventually tagged out. Canó couldn’t even make it back to the bag.

One day after Canó’s setback, the Mets decided to place the veteran infielder on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.

Canó has hit 10 home runs with 32 RBIs through 86 games thus far in 2019. He’s currently posting a slash line of .252/.295/.415.

The Mets play a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins on Monday, with Jeff McNeil replacing Canó at second base, at least for the first of the two games.

In addition, the Mets have recalled infielder Luis Guillorme from Triple-A Syracuse.

Guillorme has spent the majority of the year in the minors but has appeared in 17 games for the Mets this season. In those 17 games, Guillorme has posted a slash line of .182/.217/.182 with four hits, zero home runs, zero RBIs, one walk and seven strikeouts.

The Mets are one of the hottest teams in baseball at the moment, having won nine of their last ten games. They’ve won each of their last four series and have gone 15-6 since the All-Star Break.

Despite sitting at 10.0 games out of first place in the National League East, they’re slowly creeping up the NL Wild Card standings. They’re currently 3.0 games out of the Wild Card with a record of 55-56 heading into a seven-game homestand.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.