Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a sore left heel following his at-bat in the fifth inning.
"I'm just trying to be a little cautious," he said, according to the Associated Press, through a translator.
Cespedes went 1-for-3 off John Lackey before he departed the game and was replaced by Juan Lagares.
Manager Terry Collins labeled Cespedes' heel injury as tendinitis, saying it was a recurring injury.
"He's got a bad left heel that sometimes for some reason gets irritated," Collins said after the game.
In the top of the fifth inning, Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez spoke to Cespedes in left field, but Cespedes remained in the game. He flied out in the bottom half of the inning.
Cespedes returned from a 37-game absence due to a hamstring injury on Saturday. He is hitting .278 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs.