NEW YORK -- Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday night's 2-0 win over the Yankees with a tight left hamstring, but Mets manager Mickey Callaway expects Cabrera to avoid the disabled list. He will be reevaluated Monday.Cabrera appeared to grab his left leg while running to first base in the first inning,
NEW YORK -- Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday night's 2-0 win over the Yankees with a tight left hamstring, but Mets manager Mickey Callaway expects Cabrera to avoid the disabled list. He will be reevaluated Monday.
Cabrera appeared to grab his left leg while running to first base in the first inning, but stayed in the game until the third, jogging slowly down the line on another groundout. Overall in 61 games, Cabrera is batting .284 with a team-high 11 homers and 36 RBIs.
"He felt like he could've kept on going," Callaway said. "But he didn't want it to get worse."
Cabrera will not travel with the rest of the team as it leaves for Atlanta early Monday morning. He will be reevaluated in New York and the Mets will look to make a decision from there.
The Mets replaced Cabrera at second base with Jose Reyes, who entered the night with a .139 average and .400 OPS.
Prior to Sunday's game there were reports that the organization was looking to get Reyes to retire rather than release him from the team. Callaway denied hearing anything of those reports and reinforced that Reyes is a part of the team. Reyes went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Callaway also defended Reyes after he came in as a pinch-hitter in Saturday night's game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth while his team was down, 4-3.
"It's tough for him, especially to go out there and put together an at-bat like he did against a guy throwing like [Aroldis] Chapman does. It was pretty impressive for not having been out there lately," Callaway said. "It's tough on him, to try to go up there and put consistent at-bats together or be out there in the field and play the way he feels like he can."
Reyes proved his situation to be tough again on Sunday night. He had a chance to turn a routine double play on a ground ball by Aaron Judge to shortstop Amed Rosario. Reyes missed the bag on the toss to second and then he threw the ball wide of first, earning two errors on the play.
"There is no excuse," Reyes said. "I have to make that play."
Erin Fish is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.