Good news on the injury front for Eric Young Jr., who swung the bat and hit today during an extended spring training game at the Mets complex n Port St. Lucie.
According to Florida reporter Jon Santucci, Young also said that he would try to run the bases on Tuesday.
Young suffered a slight setback when he tried to run this past weekend. But he felt tightness in his strained right hamstring causing the team to temporarily have him back off his rehab program.
While he’s not expected to return from the disabled when he’s eligible this week, this is a good sign for Young.
He’ll likely play 2-3 rehab games when the Mets trainers do clear him for full baseball activities, and hopefully that isn’t too far off.
Eric Young Jr. suffered a setback and will not be returning from the disabled list when he is eligible on Tuesday.
Young felt tightness in his strained right hamstring running at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie and has been backed off his rehab program.
Young was hitting .220 with one home run, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases this season.
The Mets placed Eric Young Jr. on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury before Monday’s series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates and officially activated Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot.
Young had been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue and felt it grab while stealing a base on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He remembered third baseman David Wright trying to play through a hamstring injury last season and blowing out the muscle. So Young agreed that the DL was the right decision now to ensure he does have a prolonged absence.