Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has offered updates on four of the Mets’ most notable injured players: Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabera, Jose Reyes, and Zack Wheeler.
Alderson is hopeful that Cespedes will be able to return to the Mets once his stint on the disabled list is over. With the Mets struggling to score runs, the team cannot afford to be without its best hitter for much longer. The outfielder leads the team in both on-base percentage (.362) and slugging percentage (.548).
Cabrera, who is out with a knee injury, just started hitting off of a tee, and is still moving slowly. In his first season of a two-year deal with the Mets, Cabrera is hitting .255/.308/.410.
Jose Reyes will not begin a rehab assignment tonight due to lingering tenderness in his left oblique. It was previously believed that the infielder would return from the disabled list when eligible on August 11, but that is now in doubt. In 16 games with the Mets this year, Reyes has shown surprising power, with a .254 ISO that is over a hundred points above his career mark, but he has struggled to get on base.
Finally, Zack Wheeler is potentially slated to make his second rehab start on Thursday. The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to throw between 30 and 40 pitches.