Mets place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list with quad injury

Thursday August 4th, 2016

The New York Mets have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins told reporters after Wednesday’s game against the Yankees.

Cespedes has been dealing with ongoing discomfort in his right quadriceps and has been playing through the injury, which he originally tweaked on July 7. He was the designated hitter in Wednesday’s 9–5 loss, going 1-for-5.

The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .292 with 22 home runs and 59 RBIs this season. New York acquired another power-hitting outfielder in Jay Bruce at the trade deadline, but are already without infielders Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Juan Lagares due to injury. 

The Mets recalled outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo in a corresponding move.

New York is 55–52 after Wednesday’s loss.

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