Robinson hit the DL earlier this week due to a left shoulder subluxation, and will not be able to return. He hit just .150/.227/.200 in a part-time role with the Cardinals this season, and should be healthy in time for the start of spring training.
Votto, who has been out since July 8, took groundballs Wednesday, but appears to have suffered some sort of setback. He was able to take dry swings Thursday, but is not scheduled to travel with the team moving forward.
"There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are," manager Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement."
At this point, Votto is still expected to return by season's end, but there is no specific timetable for his expected return.
"I'll tell you, Murph's down," Collins said. "It's not about who is playing second base. He had some pretty big goals set, and rightfully so, that he was chasing. Big goals. And now we're looking at quite a lengthy DL stint to where how much is going to be left at the end of the year?"
Murphy had an MRI taken on the calf, and manager Sandy Alderson also noted it is a 'significant issue,' though the exact timetable for his potential return to the lineup. The Mets have just 28 games remaining on the schedule, as of Friday.
Gonzalez has made just three starts this season, allowing 11 runs in 14 innings of work. He will likely be recalled as the 26th man and then sent back to the minors following the game.
Cruz is expected back with the team when rosters expand Sept. 1. He is struggling through his worst offensive season, hitting just .195/.267/.236 in 123 at-bats.
Molina recovered more quickly than expected from thumb surgery, but could be eased back into action of the next week or so while he gets his footing again. Molina was hitting .287/.341/.409 in 303 at-bats prior to the injury.