Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera injured his left thumb trying to make a diving play on a Marcell Ozuna single back on May 6. The MRI came back clean, and Cabrera has made a few pinch-hit appearances since. But the Mets put Cabrera back in the starting lineup over the weekend against the Brewers only to aggravate the injury.
On Tuesday, the Mets finally gave up and put Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14. Cabrera told the New York Daily News that he has a torn ligament in the thumb, but assistant GM John Ricco cleared it up and revealed it’s an issue with the joint in Cabrera’s glove-hand thumb.
While Cabrera is out for an undetermined amount of time, the Mets have been rolling with Jose Reyes at shortstop and T.J. Rivera at third base. Fans have been hoping the team will call up 21-year-old top prospect shortstop Amed Rosario.
31-year-old Cabrera has hit .257/.339/.381 across 113 at-bats with three home runs, 14 RBI, and 21 runs so far this season.