Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadriceps


NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line.

The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night’s 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps.

Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning following J.D. Davis’ two-out double. The Mets trailed 1-0 at the time.

“He took a few hard steps out of the box, got about halfway down the line and it grabbed on him,” manager Mickey Callaway said.

An eight-time All-Star, Canó twice failed to run out grounders last weekend in Miami , both of them resulting in double plays. Callaway said he addressed the issue, and Canó’ did not start Monday against the Nationals.

Fetterman Makes Vile Offer to Wear Suit to 'Save Democracy' if House GOP Avoids Shutdown

Callaway cited Canó’s hustle when he doubled to right-center as a pinch hitter on Monday night and slid into second.

“I guess he had his fastest time from home to second (in three years), so I’m sure he was aware that he needs to get going a little bit,” Callaway said.

Canó is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs in his first season with the Mets. The former New York Yankees star was acquired from Seattle in December.

Canó had an MRI during the game. Callaway said he did not know the results yet.

Mets infielder Luis Guillorme was removed from Triple-A Syracuse’s game at Lehigh Valley in the fifth inning, a sign Canó could be headed to the injured list.

“They’re always proactive during the game,” Callaway said. “If something like that happens, they’ll pull a player out just to make sure he’s good to go in case we need him.”


More AP MLB: and

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. Photo credit: @AP on Twitter
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
New York City