Cabrera suffered an injury to his right hand during Sunday's tilt against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Cabrera injured himself after trying to catch a pickoff throw with his bare hand. He underwent X-rays following the game, but they came back negative, so he's expected to be good to go following the All-Star break.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double and two runs scored Thursday against the Nationals. Cabrera returned to the lineup after sitting out Wednesday's contest due to a left elbow injury and produced his 17th home run of the season. After a downturn in production, Cabrera has bounced back to produce six home runs and 16 RBI since June 17. That has helped him pace towards the best power production of his career, making the 32-year-old a pleasant surprise through the first half of the season.
Cabrera (elbow) will start at second base and bat second against the Nationals on Thursday. Cabrera was held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a left elbow injury, though he did come in as a pinch hitter and walked during his lone plate appearance. Across 88 games this year, he's hit .280/.328/.485 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI.
Cabrera (elbow) entered Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Phillies, walking in his lone plate appearance. Cabrera aggravated a lingering left elbow injury Tuesday, resulting in the Mets holding him out of the lineup in the series finale. The fact that Cabrera was still available off the bench bodes well for his chances of avoiding the 10-day disabled list, but it's not immediately clear if he'll be able to rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Nationals. Expect some clarity on that front a few hours prior to the 7:10 p.m. ET first pitch.
Cabrera (elbow) is not in the lineup against Philadelphia on Wednesday. Cabrera left Tuesday's game after aggravating a left elbow injury that he's been dealing with for the last couple weeks. In his place, Wilmer Flores will man second base while Dominic Smith gets a start at first. Consider Cabrera day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game.