Robinson Cano hasn't been having the greatest of seasons, oft facing criticism for his lack of hustle throughout the season. He's been red-hot of late, however, going 10-for-25 with a home run and 4 RBI across his past six games.
The 36-year-old was placed on the IL with what had previously been described as a hamstring straing It comes at a most inopportune time for both Cano and his club. The Mets have won nine of their past 10 games and are pushing to get back in the playoff hunt.
Despite Cano's lack of production throughout the season, losing the veteran now could prove costly.
It remains to be seen just how long Cano will be out, as no timetable has been offered, but he won't require surgery on the hamstring.
At best, Mets fans should be hoping that Robbie will be back before the end of the regular season.