Mets INF / OF Jeff McNeil injured the Braves on the Achilles tendon on August 13. Here are the latest updates …
Aug. 14, 12:40 PM:
The MRI on McNeil's hamstring resulted in only a slight strain, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com .
According to DiComo, the Mets expect McNeil to return in 10 days.
Andy Martino of SNY confirmed that McNeil was inducted into the IL (activated with Ruben Tejada ) and that "initial optimism" exists regarding McNeil's potentially rapid return.
Aug. 14, 10:58:
Triple-A Syracuse INF Ruben Tejada meets the Mets in Atlanta as insurance in case the McNeil team has to rely on the IL, Andy Martino of SNY.
The 29-year-old Tejada will play in 73 games with six homers this season .337 / .41
McNeil will stay in Atlanta instead of traveling to New York for his MRI. The MRI will take place on Wednesday morning, reports Andy Martino of SNY.
According to Martino, Ruben Tejada is considering replacing McNeil when he lands on the IL .
Aug. 13, 10:56 PM:
McNeil cramped as he attempted to score in the infield as he led the nitnh inning against the Braves.
After the game, McNeil said he felt his hamstring contract before making his final move for the first base bag.
"I did not feel it was pop," McNeil explained. "I felt a little bit trapped, nothing crazy, I think we'll see where it is in the morning … hopefully it's just a spasm I felt, but I think we'll see."