New York Mets Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Cabrera suffered an injury to his right hand during Sunday's tilt against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Cabrera injured his hand after trying to catch a pickoff throw with his bare hand. He underwent X-rays following the game, but they came back negative so he's expected to be good to go following the All-Star break.
News: Reyes went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Nationals.
Impact: Reyes plated a run in the second inning with an RBI groundout to tie the game at 1-1. The 35-year-old has continued to struggle in the month of July, batting .176 with two extra-base hits and two RBI over 12 games. Despite this, Reyes figures to keep drawing starts at the hot corner with Todd Frazier (ribs) on the disabled list for the time being.
News: Oswalt surrendered one run on two hits while striking out one over five innings Sunday against the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision.
Impact: Oswalt failed to pick up the victory after allowing just one run in the second inning of the series finale. He sits with an 0-2 record through four starts this season, despite allowing six total runs over his last three outings (15 innings). Oswalt could find himself on the outside looking in during the second half of the season with Noah Syndergaard (finger) having already returned from the disabled list and Jason Vargas (calf) expecting to be activated shortly.
News: Jerry Blevins allowed one run on one hit in 0.1 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Blevins did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.01 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
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News: Seth Lugo allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Lugo did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.61 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
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News: Tyler Bashlor allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Bashlor did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
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News: Anthony Swarzak fell to 0-2, allowing two runs on no hits and two walks without recording an out, as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Swarzak did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.47 ERA and 1.98 WHIP on the season.
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News: Corey Oswalt allowed one run on two hits in 5.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Oswalt struck out one, ending the game with a 5.64 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
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News: Jacob Rhame did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Rhame struck out two, ending the game with a 5.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
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News: Tim Peterson allowed two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Sunday. Peterson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
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News: Asdrubal Cabrera went 0 for 2 Sunday as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.
Impact: Cabrera left after seven innings due to being hit on his bare right hand by a pickoff throw from teammate Anthony Swarzak, though X-rays did come up negative and the injury shouldn't affect his availability for the Mets' first game out of the All-Star break.
News: Michael Conforto went 0 for 3 Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. Conforto scored once. He ended the game with a .216 batting average.
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News: Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4 Sunday as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .225 batting average.
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News: Matt den Dekker went 0 for 1 Sunday as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Brandon Nimmo went 0 for 3 Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.
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News: Wilmer Flores went 1 for 4 Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
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News: Amed Rosario went 0 for 4 Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
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News: Ty Kelly went 0 for 1 Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .100 batting average.
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News: Jose Reyes went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI Sunday as the New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .181 batting average.
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News: Jose Bautista went 1 for 4 Sunday as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
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News: Cespedes (hip) is scheduled to play five innings in left field Monday in a simulated game at the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Impact: Cespedes resumed baseball activities last week, with the career-long outfielder even taking grounders at first base in recent days as the Mets explore ways to limit the strain on his lower body. Cespedes is still expected to serve primarily in his traditional spot in the corner outfield upon returning from the 10-day disabled list, but he'll likely need to play a full nine-inning game in the minors before the Mets are comfortable deploying him in the field. If all goes well during his rehab this week, Cespedes could be activated as soon as Friday, at which point he would likely be eased back into the mix as the Mets' designated hitter during the team's series next weekend against the Yankees.
News: Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Impact: Smith is on the bench for the third consecutive contest and has started just six times in 17 games. The Mets seem satisfied with deploying Wilmer Flores as their starting first baseman with Michael Conforto and Jose Bautista as their corner outfielders, leaving limited opportunities for Smith to crack the lineup. Playing time will only become harder to come by for the 23-year-old when Yoenis Cespedes (hip) and Jay Bruce (hip) return from the 10-day disabled list at some point after the All-Star break.
News: Reyes will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Impact: Since Todd Frazier (ribs) hit the 10-day disabled list July 9, Reyes has stepped in as the Mets' primary third baseman, as he'll draw his sixth start at the position in eight games. The consistent playing time has done little to break Reyes out of his season-long funk, though, with the veteran infielder slashing a woeful .133/.212/.167 in 12 appearances in July. The Mets remain loyal to the franchise mainstay, but he has shown little evidence that he's worthy of a spot on an MLB roster at this point.