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Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera leaves game with thumb injury

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Apr 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) fields a ground ball during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) fields a ground ball during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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The Mets hadn’t had an injury in a couple of days, so they were due, right?

In Saturday night’s rout of the Miami Marlins, the Mets lost another important piece of their roster to injury, and this one looked really, really bad.

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera laid out for a ball in the third inning that was hit up the hole between second and third. Cabrera seemed to land awkwardly on his hand as he laid there in visibly agonizing pain while the trainers rushed to help him. Cabrera would eventually leave the field as the grounds crew came on for the subsequent rain delay, but it was pretty obvious he hurt something really badly.

Immediately after the injury occurred, Cabrera underwent an x-ray which thankfully revealed there was no fracture or break.

Of course, now the worry becomes whether or not he tore any ligaments, so after the MRI that’s being performed on Sunday is taken care of, we should know more about the extent of the damage he suffered.

One of the most ironic parts of the entire night was the fact that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was being interviewed in the booth by the SNY crew when the injury occurred. The guys immediately got a chance to ask Alderson if he’d consider bringing up prospect Amed Rosario to fill in the void from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Alderson’s calm but stoic answer was that the club would consider it if the need arose.

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Maybe there’s a chance we get to see Rosario up in the big leagues sooner than expected? It’s obviously never a good thing when an injury like this opens up the door for a younger player, but if Cabrera is going to be out for a considerable amount of time, the Mets’ next move looks pretty obvious.

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