New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was out of the lineup Saturday against the San Diego Padres for a third straight game because of a left calf injury.
Granderson was intentionally walked as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, but he did not appear in Friday's night's game.
The team has not discussed a trip to the 15-day disabled list for Granderson, but manager Terry Collins said he does not want to rush him back.
Granderson, 33, is in the first year of a four-deal, $60 million deal. He is batting .224 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs this season.
Bobby Abreu, 40, is playing right field and batting fourth in place of Granderson.