Cespedes was replaced in the top of the sixth inning of the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Phillies. Even though he has blasted two home runs, one double, six runs batted in, eight runs scored and a.320/.387/.600 slash line, the outfielder has only started on six of his 14 appearances in 2017, including Friday's game.
New York Mets leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring that was injured during Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Wilmer Flores is dealing with a joint infection as well, leaving the team dangerously shorthanded as they head into a very important series.
Per Steve Gelbs of SportsNet New York, Cespedes was removed after pulling up running between first and second base and then "limped off the field and down into the tunnel". He'll be held out of action for a few days.
Collins said it "has not been determined" how many days Cespedes would miss.
RHP Jacob deGrom will look to earn his first win of the season Friday night, when he takes the mound for the Mets in the opener of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
"We'll grind it out - we always have, we always will", Collins said following the game Thursday. DeGrom is 0-0 in three starts this season despite a 1.89 ERA.
First baseman Lucas Duda (hyperextended left elbow) was unavailable and catcher Travis d'Arnaud (bruised right wrist) could be used only as a pinch hitter. Shortstop Trea Turner, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to rejoin the club Friday, though he may not be activated until Saturday. General manager Sandy Alderson is hopeful Wright will play for the Mets this season, though he did not want to estimate when he might debut.