NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets bats against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. San Francisco won the game 6-1. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
- Outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow with Double-A Binghamton in his return from a left thumb injury. Lagares who was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb earlier this month, is trying to play through his injury instead of opting for surgery. If Lagares were to get surgery on his thumb he would be out for up to two months. The Mets will keep a close eye on Lagares progress over the next few days to see how his thumb holds up while both hitting and fielding.
- Right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler came out feeling fine after long-tossing in Port St. Lucie today. Wheeler was originally shut down last week after experiencing some discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow and was diagnosed with nerve irritation which isn’t considered a serious aliment. Wheeler has since received a cortisone shot to relieve the discomfort and appears to be on track to continue his return to the big league roster. Wheeler is scheduled to return to the Mets after the All Star break but now it remains to be seen if his 2016 debut is pushed back after his recent hiccup.