New York Mets' Francisco Lindor leaves game with sore right side after swing

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
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PITTSBURGH --New York Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor left Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning with soreness on his right side.

Lindor winced after grounding out to second base. He took a few steps out of the batter's box but then peeled off toward the Mets' dugout on the first-base side.

Accompanied by an athletic trainer, Lindor then headed down the tunnel toward the clubhouse.

Lindor was replaced by Luis Guillorme in the bottom of the fifth after going 1-for-3.

In his first season with the Mets after being acquired from the Cleveland Indians in a January trade, Lindor is hitting .228 with 11 home runs and eight stolen bases in 88 games. He agreed to a $341 million, 10-year contract just before Opening Day.

Lindor was a four-time All-Star with Cleveland while winning two Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards.

Beset by a long list of injuries all season, the National League East-leading Mets just got third baseman J.D. Davis back from the 60-day injured list on Friday. Davis wasn't in the starting lineup, but his return gave New York all its projected regulars available for the first time in months.

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