Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after an injury in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets might be without star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for an extended period of time as he rehabs his hamstring injury.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Cespedes as saying, “This one hurts.” He also noted that it might be “a long shot” for Cespedes to return in the month of May.

This is a crushing blow to a Mets team that is reeling at the moment and that also lost starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to a lat injury for what could be up to three months, per Heyman.

Before his hamstring injury, Cespedes was up to his old tricks, wowing the masses with huge bombs from the batter's box and tremendous plays in the outfield. He is batting .260 this year with six home runs and 10 RBI in the 18 games he has been able to play in 2017.

Meanwhile, New York is under the .500 mark with a record of 12-15, good for fourth place in the NL East. Needless to say, the Mets are behind the eight ball early this season.

QUIZ: Name every MLB player on the New York Mets who hit 30 or more home runs in a season

A member of the New York Mets has hit 30 or more home runs in a MLB season 32 times. How many of them can you name?

Clue: Number of home runs (year)

Score:
0/32
Time:
5:00
41 (2006)
Carlos Beltran
41 (1996)
Todd Hundley
40 (1999)
Mike Piazza
39 (1987)
Darryl Strawberry
39 (1988)
Darryl Strawberry
38 (2006)
Carlos Delgado
38 (2008)
Carlos Delgado
38 (1991)
Howard Johnson
38 (2000)
Mike Piazza
37 (1976)
Dave Kingman
37 (1982)
Dave Kingman
37 (1990)
Darryl Strawberry
36 (1987)
Howard Johnson
36 (1989)
Howard Johnson
36 (1975)
Dave Kingman
36 (2001)
Mike Piazza
34 (1993)
Bobby Bonilla
34 (2005)
Cliff Floyd
34 (1962)
Frank Thomas
33 (2007)
Carlos Beltran
33 (2002)
Mike Piazza
33 (2008)
David Wright
32 (1985)
Gary Carter
32 (2012)
Ike Davis
32 (1999)
Robin Ventura
31 (2016)
Yoenis Cespedes
30 (2016)
Curtis Granderson
30 (2014)
Lucas Duda
30 (2004)
Mike Cameron
30 (1996)
Bernard Gilkey
30 (1997)
Todd Hundley
30 (2007)
David Wright

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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