Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Bats Stay Hot, but Cabrera Hurts Thumb in Win over Miami

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Bats Stay Hot, but Cabrera Hurts Thumb in Win over Miami

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NEW YORK - The Mets' offense continued to do plenty of damage Saturday night.

That's a good thing for them, because injuries keep hitting the Mets almost as hard.

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera joined the Mets' walking wounded when he suffered a thumb injury in the third inning and exited the Mets' eventual 11-3 victory over Miami at Citi Field. The Mets (14-15) have won six of their last eight games and have scored at least five runs in nine consecutive contests.

Earlier in the day, the Mets announced that ace righty Noah Syndergaard won't be able to throw a baseball for at least six weeks because of his partially torn right lat muscle. GM Sandy Alderson spent most of his pregame news conference fielding questions about Syndergaard, and happened to be in the broadcast booth during the game telecast on Channel 11 when Cabrera was injured in the top of the third inning.

With two out, Cabrera landed awkwardly on his left hand after a fully-extended diving attempt to corral Marcell Ozuna's sharp ground-ball single to left. Cabrera was seen clutching his hand and immediately was removed from the game. The Mets later announced that Cabrera suffered an injury to his left thumb. X-rays were negative, showing there is no fracture. He will undergo an MRI today.

After Cabrera was hurt, Mets play-by-play voice Gary Cohen asked the GM if the Mets would consider bringing up prized shortstop prospect Amed Rosario if Cabrera is sidelined for an extended period of time. Alderson indicated the Mets would consider it.

Rosario entered Saturday hitting .381 in 105 at-bats for Class AAA Las Vegas this season.

As for Saturday's game, Jose Reyes moved from third base to shortstop after Cabrera exited. Wilmer Flores took over at third base. Reyes was asked after the game if he believes Rosario is ready for the big leagues. …

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