The Mets scratched Jeff McNeil from Monday night’s lineup right before the game, and lost Amed Rosario and Robinson Cano during it.
About a half hour before Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Mets announced that Cano has been placed on the IL with a grade two left adductor strain.
Meanwhile, McNeil’s MRI result revealed a low grade right intercostal strain and Rosario was diagnosed with left quad tightness. The Mets said that both players are considered day-to-day.
On Monday night, Rojas cited the hot weather in Atlanta as a possible factor when it came to so many players experiencing muscle tightness. And he said they were all removed for precautionary reasons.
With all three players out of the lineup, the Mets are starting J.D. Davis at third base, Brian Dozier at second, and Andres Gimenez at short stop.