Cano (quadriceps) will be re-evaluated in 10 days, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. He is eligible to return June 2, but this report suggests he won't be ready to return from a strained left quadriceps in the minimum 10 days. Adeiny Hechavarria and Luis Guillorme will be the Mets' options at second base in the short term.
The Metsn="New York Mets" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" data-league-abbreviation="MLB" data-team-abbreviation="NYM">Mets placed Cano (quadriceps) on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Chastised by some observers for his lack of hustle earlier in the week, Cano ended up straining his left quad while sprinting to first base during his third-inning at-bat in Wednesday's game against the Nationals. After assessing his condition, the Mets determined a day later that Cano would require at least a week and a half off to heal up. With Jeff McNeil (hamstring) also joining Cano on the 10-day IL, the Mets will likely turn to Adeiny Hechavarria or callup Luis Guillorme to handle second-base duties.
Cano exited Wednesday's game against the Nationals with left quad tightness, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. Cano appeared to grimace when running out a groundball during the third inning and was subsequently replaced at second base by Adeiny Hechavarria. The 36-year-old should be considered day-to-day until the severity of the injury is determined.
Cano is not starting Monday against the Nationals. Cano has performed well below expectations this season, hitting .245/.293/.374 in 42 games. Jeff McNeil will handle second base Monday, with J.D. Davis starting in left field.
Cano went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's loss to the Nationals. It's his third multi-hit performance in the last seven games, a stretch during which Cano is slashing .323/.344/.419 with three doubles. The veteran second baseman hasn't homered since April 21, and his overall numbers on the season are still well below his Hall of Fame standards, but he's starting to find a groove at the plate.