July 23, 2021

Mets’ Jeff McNeil exits because of fatigue (New York Post)

CINCINNATI — Jeff McNeil left the Mets’ game Wednesday after trying to beat out an infield grounder in the eighth inning, but manager Luis Rojas quelled any injury concerns, saying the infielder simply was fatigued.

“He’s played six in a row, with this one on the road trip, all the games,” Rojas said after the Mets beat the Reds 7-0 at Great American Ball Park. “He just came back and I talked to him about it because he tried to lay it out and he was just a little fatigued. We just removed him from the game. We have guys that are fresh.”

Asked if there were any specific physical issue associated with the fatigue, Rojas said there wasn’t.

“No soreness,” Rojas said.

McNeil spent over a month on the injured list after straining his left hamstring running the bases in May. Rojas said that played into the equation of removing him from this latest game.

“It was all a precautionary decision at the moment,” Rojas said.

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