Cespedes, Syndergaard depart early with injuries

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NEW YORK — The decimated New York Mets received two more injury jolts Friday when a pair of All-Stars departed the game against the Washington Nationals.

First, center fielder Yoenis Cespedes was pulled after three innings with what the team called a strained right quadriceps.

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Then right-hander Noah Syndergaard departed in the fifth inning after delivering a pitch to Jayson Werth.

The Mets did not immediately announce Syndergaard’s injury, but he has been trying to pitch with a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Syndergaard’s final two fastballs registered only 93 and 91 mph.

Cespedes had made a sliding catch in center field on Ben Revere‘s fly ball in the third inning.

Juan Lagares entered the game for Cespedes, while rookie Seth Lugo took over on the mound for Syndergaard.

With only two games remaining until the All-Star break, it is not clear how the Mets will handle Cespedes’ injury. They could play shorthanded for the remainder of the weekend and see how Cespedes is doing in a week when play resumes. Or they could place him on the disabled list and promote Michael Conforto from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The injuries put in doubt the availability of Cespedes and Syndergaard for Tuesday’s All-Star Game in San Diego.

Earlier in the day, right-hander Matt Harvey committed to undergoing season-ending surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome in his pitching shoulder.

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