Mets INF/OF Jeff McNeil injured his hamstring on Aug. 13 against the Braves. Here are the latest updates...
Aug. 15, 4:07 PM:
A day after being placed on the IL, McNeil was out before Thursday night's game in Atlanta jogging and doing agility drills, reports MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
Aug. 15, 12:30 AM:
McNeil spoke about the injury following Wednesday's loss to the Braves, saying the MRI results were expected.
"It's kind of what we thought it would be. We didn't think it was that bad or anything," McNeil said. "MRI just kind of confirmed that, and hopefully I'll be back on the field soon.
"It's a little sore today, but that was to be expected. We'll see where it is the next few days and go from there."
Aug. 14 3:59 PM:
As expected, the Mets officially placed McNeil on the 10-day IL, with Ruben Tejada replacing him on the 25-man roster. Meanwhile Jacob Rhame was transferred to the 60-day IL and will not return to the mound this season.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen addressed McNeil's situation before Wednesday's game.
"Very low-grade (strain), so we hope that he can progress quickly and get back on the field," Van Wagenen said.
"It's the same leg (that he injured earlier this season). Hard to compare the two. I think he came back in 11 or 12 days the last go round. Always hard to say until a guy starts progressing with activity, but we were encouraged by the MRI that we'll get a quick turnaround like last time."
Aug. 14, 12:40 PM:
The MRI on McNeil's hamstring revealed only a mild strain, reports MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
According to DiComo, the Mets expect McNeil to be able to return in 10 days.
SNY's Andy Martino confirmed that McNeil has been placed on the IL (with Ruben Tejada activated), and that there is "initial optimism" about McNeil's potentially quick return.
Aug. 14, 10:58 AM:
Triple-A Syracuse INF Ruben Tejada is meeting the Mets in Atlanta as insurance in case the team needs to place McNeil on the IL, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed.
Tejada, 29, is hitting .337/.412/.486 with six homers in 73 games this season.
He last played in the majors in 2017 and last played in the majors for the Mets in 2015.
Aug. 14, 9:39 AM:
McNeil will remain in Atlanta instead of traveling to New York for his MRI, with that MRI taking place on Wednesday morning, reports Andy Martino of SNY.
According to Martino, Triple-A Syracuse infielder Ruben Tejada is a consideration to replace McNeil if he lands on the IL.
Aug. 13, 10:56 PM:
McNeil pulled up lame while trying to leg out an infield hit while leading off the nitnh inning against the Braves.
After the game, McNeil said he felt his hamstring tighten up before making his final stride for the first base bag.
"I didn't feel it pop," McNeil explained. "I felt a little snag. Nothing crazy. I guess we'll see where it is in the morning. ... Hopefully, maybe it's just a cramp that I felt, but I guess we'll see."