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Mets place outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list

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Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after an injury in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after an injury in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s official, Yo is on the DL.

As expected the Mets have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Cespedes hurt his hamstring during Thursday’s afternoon game against the Atlanta Braves running into second base.

Cespedes was noticeably in a lot of pain as soon as he pulled into the bag. He reached back for his hamstring, and that’s when you knew it was serious. He’d eventually need help getting off the field, so it’s obvious he was going to miss some time.

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets are considering moving Jay Bruce back to right field to fill the shorthanded outfield, but that’s still not 100% sure. Both Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda are doing better, but until they come up, that void will have be filled by someone else — maybe T.J. Rivera?

With Cespedes going down, the Mets have once again recalled Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas. You’d think the logical corresponding move would be to bring up another outfielder to take Yo’s place at least on the bench, but the Mets unfortunately have other injury concerns to worry about.

Thursday’s game was suppose to be started by none other than Noah Syndergaard, but since he’s been dealing with his own bicep injury, the Mets skipped him altogether. The hope is that Thor will be able to go on Sunday in the series finale in Washington D.C., but if he’s unable to, someone will need to make a spot start. That someone, looks to be Sean Gilmartin.

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The Mets start a three-game series in D.C. on Friday night and are currently 8-13 this season. It’s entirely possible that by the time Yoenis returns the Mets season could have slipped out of their own hands.

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