Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched

by Edgar Hayes April 24, 2017, 2:35
Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched

Infielder T.J. Rivera and reliever Sean Gilmartin were called up from Triple-A to take their roster spots.

Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment.

Mets' Wilmer Flores reacts after hitting a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins during a game at Citi Field on July 4, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Collins couldn't say who would play first play regularly if Duda's injury becomes long term.

More information on the injury should come to light today. He missed four months last season with a stress fracture in his back and needed cortisone injections for his back and hips this spring.

Flores, 25, is hitting.171 with two homers and three RBIs in 12 games in 2017.

While the Mets are hoping it's a short-term injury, Collins wouldn't rule out a stint on the disabled list.

Yoenis Cespedes is set to undergo an MRI on his hamstring Friday after leaving Thursday's game against the Phillies with a cramp. Pitcher Steven Matz (left elbow inflammation), pitcher Seth Lugo (right elbow inflammation) and outfielder Brandon Nimmo (right hamstring strain) are also on the 10-day DL and third baseman David Wright (cervical disc herniation) is on the 60-day DL.

He will face Matt Harvey, who was bumped up to replace Jacob de Grom is experiencing a stiff neck, per reports.

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