Jeff McNeil was removed from Wednesday’s win over the Reds after briefly limping following a groundout in the top of the eighth inning. McNeil indicated that he was OK after walking off the limp along the first base line and eventually back to the Mets dugout, but when New York took the field in the bottom half of the inning, Luis Guillorme moved over from shortstop to second base, with J.D. Davis coming to play third and Jonathan Villar moving from third to short.
The move turned out to be nothing more than a precaution, as the Mets were holding a 7-0 lead at the time. Luis Rojas confirmed the reason behind the move after the game.
"Just fatigued from playing six in a row, so we took him out," Rojas said.
McNeil was 1-for-4 with a run scored before departing, and has a .692 OPS with four home runs in 190 at-bats so far this season.
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