Mets 3B Todd Frazier has been placed on the 10-day DL due to a "little rib muscle pull," manager Mickey Callaway said before Monday's doubleheader at Citi Field.
The injury happened during Frazier's at-bats on Sunday and got progressively worse as the game went along.
With Frazier out, the Mets have recalled Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Callaway discussed whether the Mets considered Triple-A infielder Jeff McNeil, who is hitting .393/.453/.655 with four HR in 21 games for Vegas this season after hitting .327/.402/.626 with 14 HR in 57 games for Double-A Binghamton.
"He's obviously an option for us," Callaway said. "One thing we have with him is he's purely a second baseman. Obviously (Asdrubal) Cabrera is kind of holding that down for us right now."
The 26-year-old McNeil has played 67 games at second base, nine games at third base, and three games at shortstop this season.
In Frazier's absence, Callaway said the Mets plan to roll with a combination of Jose Reyes, Kelly, and Wilmer Flores at third base.