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Mets Win a Laugher, but Cespedes Remains in Injury Limbo

Before the 2017 season, Major League Baseball shortened the primary disabled list from 15 to 10 days. Teams took advantage, using it more often to avoid the awkward balance between players remaining on the active roster while nursing injuries and a hesitance to miss much time.

For now, the sputtering Mets, who overhauled their medical procedures after an injury-plagued 2017, have resisted placing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who has a history of leg injuries, on the disabled list despite his hobbled movements on the field.

Because Cespedes had not improved since he last played, on Sunday, the Mets sent him for a magnetic resonance imaging examination before Tuesday’s 12-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.