Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with strained right quad
Yoenis Cespedes left the Mets’ Friday night game against the Nationals after three innings, with the team confirming a right quad injury for the outfielder.
The All-Star made an athletic play in the first inning with a sliding catch on ball hit by Ben Revere, but became tangled up with teammate Asdrubal Cabrera afterwards, although he did not appear shaken up after the play, but did misplay a ball off the wall the following inning.
The Mets also saw starting pitcher and fellow All-Star Noah Syndergaard pulled in the fifth inning on Friday after a visit from the trainer. It was recently revealed the 23-year-old has been pitching with a bone spur in his elbow.
Juan Lagares took over for Cespedes in the fourth inning after the fifth-year player limped off the field.
The Mets lost pitcher Matt Harvey for the season earlier in the day on Friday when it was announced he would have surgery to alleviate his thoracic outlet syndrome, which would keep him on the sideline for four months.