WASHINGTON — One other reinforcement could possibly be inside per week of rejoining the Mets.
Brandon Nimmo, who has missed almost two months after tearing a ligament in his left hand that was initially considered nerve injury, started a minor league rehab project Sunday for Triple-A Syracuse, going 1-for-2. Michael Conforto performed in that very same sport and could possibly be inside days of rejoining the Mets after a strained proper hamstring value him the final month.
Jeff McNeil will probably be activated from the IL on Monday, in response to Rojas — who was uncertain if that transaction would happen earlier than or after Recreation 1 of the doubleheader. McNeil was positioned on the IL on Could 17 with a strained left hamstring.
The Mets must make a roster transfer to accommodate McNeil. Candidates to depart embody Jose Peraza and Brandon Drury, every of whom has a minor league possibility remaining.
As for Nimmo, it’s doable the Mets may have him again in heart discipline by subsequent weekend.
Jacob deGrom indicated he felt “good” and expects to pitch towards the Braves in Monday’s doubleheader. The best-hander left his final begin after three innings with proper shoulder soreness he believes could have resulted from swinging the bat. Rojas acknowledged that deGrom was in good place for his subsequent begin however formally would solely say the right-hander is underneath day-to-day analysis.
Whether or not deGrom — who’s batting .423 this season with six RBIs — will probably be allowed to swing the bat stays to be seen. DeGrom handled proper facet tightness final month which will have stemmed from hitting, and his newest discomfort may even have been a results of that exercise.
Jerad Eickhoff was chosen to the roster from Syracuse and is a candidate to start out a sport in Monday’s doubleheader. Mason Williams was designated for project to clear roster area. Eickhoff final pitched within the main leagues for the Phillies in 2019.
Joey Lucchesi is anticipated to obtain an MRI examination on his left elbow. The pitcher was positioned on the IL over the weekend with swelling within the elbow.