Jeff McNeil picked up a hamstring knock while trying to beat out an infield single Tuesday night against the Braves. He immediately showed discomfort in his leg after the play and was removed from the game.
After undergoing an MRI on Wednesday in Atlanta, it's been revealed that McNeil is dealing with a mild left hamstring strain, and he's expected to miss about 10 days of action.
Source: Jeff McNeil's MRI revealed only a mild left hamstring strain. The expectation is he will be able to return the Mets in 10 days.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 14, 2019
This is probably best-case scenario for the Mets, outside of the utility-man avoiding any time away from the team entirely. He will likely be placed on the 10-day IL with the expectation that he'll be ready for activation once eligible.
Losing McNeil during their stretch run is a big loss for the Mets, as he's been their most consistent hitter, posting a .929 OPS with 15 homers and 47 extra-base hits.
#Mets officials believe it’s likely Jeff McNeil will need to be placed on the injured list due to injured left hamstring, but they’re waiting for MRI confirmation this afternoon, source says. Ruben Tejada is the likely callup, per @JonHeyman. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 14, 2019
If McNeil hits the IL on Wednesday, he will be eligible to return on August 24, when the Mets will once again be facing the Braves, this time at Citi Field.
Veteran infielder Ruben Tejada is expected to head up to the Show and join the team in Atlanta while McNeil is sidelined. He last played in the bigs for Baltimore in 2017 and has appeared in 71 games for Triple-A Syracuse this year.