The New York Mets may be a little closer to getting back a few of their injured players. As per reports, Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, and Jason Vargas all took strides in their respective rehabs.
As per Matt Ehalt of The Record, Syndergaard (strained finger ligament) and Vargas (strained right calf) both threw in a simulated game today. Syndergaard threw three innings (50 pitches) and Vargas threw four (65 pitches).
As per Tim Healey of Newsday, neither will be active by the time the Mets have the need for a fifth starter, which is next Monday’s doubleheader at home versus the Phillies.
Ehalt also noted that Cespedes began running today at less than full-speed (75 percent). He’s been out since May 16 with a right hip flexor strain that’s also affected his infamously cranky quadriceps.
No timetables have been set for anyone’s imminent return, but MMO will keep you posted as more information becomes available.