ATLANTA -- With no visible
indication of a problem, Moises
Alou left the field on Wednesday
night and returned to the Mets'
clubhouse. The club announced
shortly thereafter that Alou had a strained left calf. The outfielder will be heading back to New York for an MRI on Thursday.
After the Mets had achieved
the first out, a strikeout, in the
bottom of the fourth, Alou left
his position in left field and
moved toward the Mets' dugout
near third base. He was met by
manager Willie Randolph and
trainer Ray Ramirez. They
escorted him off the field, but he
required no assistance.
Alou hadn't handled a ball in
the field or even backed up on a
play to that point, and he had
grounded out to third base in
his lone at-bat in the second
Marlon Anderson replaced
Alou in left.
Alou, 41, was assigned to
the disabled list until May 2
because of a hernia suffered in
Spring Training. He has
appeared in 14 games.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.