Cabrera sustains lower-back injury vs. Reds

Cabrera sustains lower-back injury vs. Reds

NEW YORK -- Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera will have an MRI exam on his lower back Friday, after leaving Thursday's 7-2 win over the Reds in the eighth inning.

Cabrera was hurt making a throw from third base in the seventh inning. He said he doesn't believe the injury is serious, and said an initial exam by a Mets doctor also suggested it could be a minor issue.

"It's not too bad," Cabrera said.

The Mets were already short on healthy infielders, with Wilmer Flores finding out Thursday he'll miss the rest of the season with a broken nose. Shortstop Amed Rosario missed his fourth straight game Thursday, because of swelling in his right index finger.

Danny Knobler is a contributor to based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.