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Mets to activate Dilson Herrera tonight

The 21-year-old second baseman has been out with a broken finger since May 15th.

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Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera is on his way to New York and is expected to be activated for tonight’s game against the Giants, according to the Mets. Herrera, who was batting .235/.297/.353 in ten major league games this season, has been out since May 15 after suffering a broken finger in pregame fielding drills.

The 21-year-old has been on a rehab assignment since June 4. In his five rehab games with Single-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas, Herrera hit .421 with two runs batted in, recording at least one hit in each of the games.

Herrera has been touted as one of the Mets’ best position player prospects since he was acquired in the 2013 trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates. Baseball America named him the 46th-best prospect in all of baseball and the fourth-best prospect on the Mets coming into this season. With Daniel Murphy out with a quad injury, it seems likely that Herrera will get playing time at second base.