New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes are not going to play in the All Star Game in San Diego because of injuries.
NL manager Terry Collins made the announcement before Saturday night's home game against Washington. There was no definitive word on how long Syndergaard and Cespedes would be out, but Collins indicated that neither injury was major.
Cespedes, who is hitting .302 with 21 home runs, strained his right quadriceps Friday night while making a sliding catch in center field. He left the game after three innings.
Syndergaard (9-4) experienced arm fatigue in the fifth innings and was lifted. Collins said the big right-hander felt no tightness, stiffness, pain or even a twinge in his arm.
Syndergaard and Cespedes are going to go to Tuesday's game, but not play.