DeJesus exits with apparent shoulder injury

June, 14, 2013
6/14/13
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Ehalt By Matt Ehalt
Special to ESPNChicago.com
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NEW YORK -- Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus is undergoing an X-ray on his right shoulder after running into an outfield wall during the Cubs game against the Mets on Friday at Citi Field. The results are not known.

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares led off the third with a long drive toward the "390" sign in center that DeJesus attempted to track down. The veteran couldn't make the catch, though, and went crashing into the wall with his right shoulder. Lagares ended up with a triple.

As DeJesus laid on the ground grabbing his right shoulder area, Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team trainers ran out to him, along with the majority of his teammates. A few Cubs who were in the team's bullpen, which is mere feet from the incident, came out to check on DeJesus too.

After a few minutes, DeJesus left the field with his left arm draped around a staff member and his right arm looking limp. As he passed the infield, he appeared to say "almost had it" to a teammate. Lagares ended up scoring the Mets’ first run of the game, slicing Chicago's lead to 5-1.

DeJesus, a Brooklyn native, broke open the game in the second as his bases-clearing triple gave the Cubs a 5-0 lead. The 33-year-old is batting .260 with six homers and 21 RBIs in 59 games for the Cubs this season. DeJesus is in the final season of a two-year deal he signed in 2011.

Ryan Sweeney replaced DeJesus in center.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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