As of Saturday morning, the New York Mets could probably field a whole team of players currently on the injured list. Their injury crisis is almost unprecedented, but they were able to hold onto the top spot in the National League East Division with a 21-17 record.
One of the Mets players who hasn’t even been able to make his season debut is Seth Lugo, who injured his elbow in spring training. One of the most reliable relievers in franchise history, Lugo won’t appear in official MLB games until June, but he is in the final stages of his recovery and will, barring a setback, be ready. for the time being for him to do so. get out of the list of 60 injured.
Lugo has been in two rehab games this week, one Tuesday with Saint Lucia and another Friday with Triple-A Syracuse, according to SNY. Yesterday he threw a scoreless seventh frame with a strikeout and a walk. He came out for the eighth, but walked the point guard and was pulled out at that point.
The Mets right-hander threw 25 shots. His next outing will likely be Sunday, according to Syracuse manager Chad Kreuter.
Mets want JD Davis to play on first base
On the other hand, Mets third baseman JD Davis, who has been out for more than a week with a sprained finger, may be preparing to play a first goal when he arrives.
He played first base for Syracuse on Friday night, and Kreuter said the team wanted to see if he could handle the job given that Pete Alonso is currently on the injured list.
Davis is expected to be back with the Mets next week, and his return will be a welcome development for a team that has been without Jeff McNeil, Alonso and other stars in recent days.