Yoenis Cespedes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to his strained left hamstring and LHP Sean Gilmartin has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets announced Friday.
Mets manager Terry Collins said the team got better news than expected on Cespedes, but that he would still be out for a while.
Cespedes exited Thursday afternoon's game in the fourth inning due to the hamstring injury after he came up limping while legging out a double to lead off the inning.
Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez trotted out to Cespedes, who walked off the field slowly with assistance.
Cespedes recently missed three games due to a left hamstring issue, but returned to the lineup Wednesday.
According to Collins, the team does not regret playing Cespedes instead of putting him on the disabled list earlier because Cespedes clearly demontrated the necessary skills to be on field, including the first three innings Wednesday.
"It's easy to sit back today because he pulled a muscle and say, 'Hey, look, he wasn't ready to play,'" Collins explained. "It just happens. ... We gave him five days off, we had warm weathers, all the conditions necessary, but the guy pulled a hamstring. You can write that we should have put him on the disabled list, but we didn't."
He is hitting .270 with a .373 OBP and .619 SLG with six HR, four doubles, and 19 RBI in 18 games this season.