New York Mets: Relief Pitcher Ryota Igarashi Needs MRI on Left Handstring

Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IApril 21, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 20:  Ryota Igarashi #18 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs on April 20, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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According to Dan Martin of the NY Post, Mets right handed reliever Ryota Igarashi will have an MRI exam on his left hamstring that he strained yesterday while fielding a bunt in the 8th inning last night.

“I felt a little bit of a stretch on my left hamstring,” Igarashi said through a translator. “I felt that nothing really popped up."

"As I continued pitching, I felt numbness in the region and when I got two outs, I knew it was time to call it quits.”

Igarashi managed to stay in the game for the next two batters, but despite that he may still land on the DL.

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