Yoenis Cespedes left last night’s game against the Phillies with what he first thought was a cramp in his hamstring after running to second base. Turns out it wasn’t a cramp but a strain. Cespedes says it’s a mild one and that he does not think it’ll keep him out of action for long. More will be known after the results of an MRI Cespedes underwent this morning come back.
Cespedes is hitting .255/.364/.636 with six homers and 10 RBI in 15 games.
Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.
Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.