Javier Baez is again within the Mets’ lineup and Francisco Lindor ought to comply with within the subsequent few days.
For the Mets, any constructive information is refreshing, given the state of their collapse that has seen them go from the NL East favorites to a third-place group seven video games behind the division-leading Braves.
Baez was again within the lineup, batting third and enjoying shortstop, in Sunday’s collection finale towards the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He final appeared in a recreation on Aug. 10 and had been on the Injured Listing with again spasms.
Lindor, in the meantime, was nonetheless not cleared to return by the group’s efficiency workers, in accordance with supervisor Luis Rojas, however the hope is he will probably be again within the lineup early within the week after being shelved for 5 weeks as a consequence of a proper indirect pressure. Each gamers will keep away from a rehabilitation project, it seems.
“The efficiency workers nonetheless recommends simply to be a bit of bit extra cautious, further cautious we will name it,” Rojas mentioned, referring to Lindor. “So we’re doubtlessly early this week now, getting again to New York once we may see him in motion. That’s the rationale why he’s not being activated simply but, so simply further steps.”