Asdrubal Cabrera left Saturday’s game after injuring his thumb on a diving play

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Mets’ shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera sustained a left thumb injury after making an unsuccessful diving attempt in the third inning of the Mets-Marlins game on Saturday. Marcell Ozuna ripped a line drive up the middle, narrowly missing Cabrera’s diving attempt for a base hit in left field. Cabrera appeared to jam his hand into the ground during the play and stayed down on the field for several minutes. He was in considerable pain as Mets’ staff members attended to him, but was ultimately able to leave the game under his own power.

Initial X-rays returned negative results, though the full extent of the infielder’s injury won’t be revealed until he undergoes an MRI on Sunday. If there’s any ligament damage, Cabrera could see a stint on the disabled list, which MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo believes could in turn clear a roster spot for hot-hitting infield prospect Amed Rosario. In a pinch, the Mets moved Jose Reyes to Cabrera’s spot on Saturday and inserted Wilmer Flores at third base.

Prior to the incident, Cabrera went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against Marlins’ right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.

The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.

Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.

The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.

Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.