"He plays through everything, all the time," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. "So it's been a couple of weeks that he's been battling it."
According to Callaway, Cabrera aggravated the elbow while swinging during his at-bat in the sixth inning. Earlier in the game, Cabrera seemed to be in pain after fielding a throw down to second base from catcher Devin Mesoraco to catch Nick Williams stealing in the fifth inning.
Cabrera jumped up after the play and went straight to the medical staff in the dugout and was brought back to the clubhouse for examination. He returned to second base in the sixth inning and took his at-bat in the bottom of the sixth, lining out to right field.
At the start of the seventh inning, Cabrera was replaced in the lineup by Dominic Smith, and Wilmer Flores moved over to play second base.
Erin Fish is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.