The New York Mets placed outfielder Yoenis Céspedes on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with what could be a season-ending hamstring injury.
Céspedes strained his right hamstring running the bases in the first inning Friday night against the Nationals. General manager Sandy Alderson said Céspedes’ “season is in jeopardy.”
The 31-year-old has been limited to 81 games this season because of various injuries. He’s hitting .292 with 17 home runs and 42 RBIs for a team that has fallen out of playoff contention.
“Ces, he knows his workouts better than I do, and if he needs to adjust them, then I’m sure that he will get with his fitness people and make those corrections,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday. “They need to meet with Yo and Noah (Syndergaard) and guys that really get after it in workouts and come up with a system that keeps them healthy. I don’t know if there’s any such animal.”
While putting Céspedes on the DL, the Mets welcomed back Jose Reyes after the infielder missed 10 days with a sore left rib cage. New York also called up outfielder Travis Taijeron from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent right-hander Kevin McGowan to the minors.
Briefly: Royals starter Danny Duffy will undergo an MRI exam after being placed on the DL with a sore elbow. The left-hander was sent home Saturday to have medical tests on a condition that has bothered him for the past month. Duffy was scheduled to start Sunday’s series finale, but the team wants to find out the cause of his soreness. … The White Sox placed rookie Nicky Delmonico on the 10-day DL with a sprained right wrist. Delmonico made his major-league debut on Aug. 1. He is batting .307 with six homers and 12 RBIs.