Cabrera is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Cabrera is riding a five-game hitting streak (9-for-17 over that stretch), but he'll be given the day off against Julio Teheran and the Braves. Phillip Evans will take over at the hot corner and bat eighth in his stead.
Cabrera (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, manning third base and batting third against lefty Jose Quintana. Cabrera was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game, but X-rays were negative and he won't even end up missing a start as a result of the injury. While the 31-year-old has just four homers since the All-Star break, two of those have come in September, and he's batting .343/.384/.429 against left-handed pitching this season.
X-rays on Cabrera's injured right ankle came back negative Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Cabrera was hit by a pitch on his right ankle during Sunday's game but was fortunate to avoid a serious injury. He's simply dealing with a bruised ankle and will be a day-to-day case moving forward.
Cabrera exited Sunday's game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch on his right ankle, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Cabrera entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning but was removed from the contest after taking a pitch off his right ankle. The veteran infielder appeared to be in pain but was able to walk off the field under his own power. We'll await word from the Mets with regard to the specifics of his injury following Sunday's contest.
Cabrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Matt Reynolds will start at third base and hit eighth with Cabrera out of the lineup. Cabrera was been dealing with some back issues recently, but there's yet to be any word that his absence from the lineup is injury related.
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