And on Monday, interim general manager Zack Scott provided updates on the status of some of the team’s injured players ahead of the start of the Amazins’ seven-game home stand.
Let’s start with the positional players.
Concerning the flyer Michael Comfort and second baseman Jeff McNeil, who strained their hamstrings in the series finals against the Tampa Bay Rays eight days ago, Scott called their injuries “significant” and noted that they will be out for some time. Right now, the Mets are eyeing the end of June as a realistic timeframe for their return.
Central gardener Brandon Nimmo faces a nerve problem in his finger and Scott says they are trying to reduce the pain and find a level of tolerance that he can play through. For now, he still doesn’t swing a bat.
Third goal Jd davis, who began a rehab mission at Triple-A late last week, was out of the line-up for Syracuse on Sunday with a stiff neck, and he’s still not ready to return to the club. big league, by Scott.
While there is certainly a lot of bad news to deliver, Scott has provided some positive updates, including first baseman status. Pete Alonso, who landed on the injured list with a wrist / hand issue on Friday. According to Scott, Alonso is expected to return soon and is expected to be back next week.
Versatile utility man Luis Guillorme has been out with a strained oblique since April 30, and he is expected to undergo imaging soon to determine the progress of his healing. The Mets hope he can begin a rehab mission next week.
As for the pitching staff, Carlos Carrasco (torn hamstrings) won’t be back until this late June / early July period either, according to Scott.
Carrasco accelerated up to six innings in a simulated game earlier this month, but wasn’t able to push the muscle as much as he would have liked in order to be ready for the speed of the game. The right-hander has since joined the Mets and has been seen playing wrestling recently. But he didn’t do much else.
Yesterday’s starter Jordan Yamamoto (right shoulder pain) received an MRI on Monday and the Mets are reviewing the results to determine next steps.
On a clearer note, Scott was also able to provide some good news for a big pen arm as the Mets could be relieved. Seth Lugo back from the injured list next week (May 31).
Despite the Mets’ stacked IL, a pitcher’s ace Jacob deGrom will return on Tuesday. And the team should receive significant reinforcements within a week or two to restock the closet.
To look even further, pitcher Noah Syndergaard (Tommy John surgery) began a rehab mission last week and barring a setback, he is expected to be back by mid-June, which will be a significant boost to the starting rotation. He will leave on Tuesday for the St. Lucie Mets.