Mets News: New York Gets Bad News With Jonathan Villar Injury Update
Although the New York Mets sit atop the NL East division with a 37-30 record, they cannot seem to get away from the injury bug this season. Unfortunately, one of the best hitters in the Mets lineup was the most recent one to go down as infielder Jonathan Villar he was lifted late from Monday's game.
Mets News: Villar Leaves Game with Calf Tightness
Villar seemed to have suffered a calf tightness injury while legging out a double in the sixth inning of a 1-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. This is concerning news given Villar has already missed time earlier this month dealing with a hamstring injury in the same leg.
The nine-year pro has been one of the most consistent hitters for this Mets squad as he leads the team with 10 doubles and 8 stolen bases. Overall, he is slashing .246/.333/.410 on the season with 29 runs scored, 6 home runs and 15 RBI regularly seeing time at the top of the lineup.
An update is likely to come soon as Villar is set to be re-evaluated in order to determine the extent of his injury. It is unknown whether or not he will need to go on the injured list at this point, but the Mets are certainly hoping for the best. His status remains day-to-day for now.
The Mets will look to keep their winning ways going and return to the postseason for the first time since 2016. They are currently tied for the third-best odds to win the World Series at +850, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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