Mets place McNeil on IL with hamstring injury, recall Tejada

Mets place McNeil on IL with hamstring injury, recall Tejada
New York Mets' Jeff McNeil (6) is helped off the field by a trainer and manager Mickey Callaway (36) after being injured running out a ground ball during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets have placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list and have recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse.

The Mets say McNeil suffered a low grade left hamstring strain when trying to beat out an infield grounder in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

McNeil is hitting .332 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs. This is his second IL stint with a left hamstring injury this season. He missed about two weeks, from May 23 to June 4, with his previous injury.

McNeil has been among the major league leaders in batting this season while providing the Mets a spark at the top of the lineup. He’s played both outfield and infield, and has recently been at second base since Robinson Cano got hurt.

The 29-year-old Tejada played with the Mets from 2010 through 2015. His last major league appearance came with Baltimore in 2017.

Right-hander Jacob Rhame was transferred to the 60-Day IL. He was placed on the IL on Aug. 4 with right elbow discomfort.


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