Todd Frazier, Anthony Swarzak, and Yoenis Cespedes are all due to start rehab assignments in the coming week. While there are not exact dates for the assignments to begin, Frazier at least is expected to do his rehab in Las Vegas with the 51s. It appears that Frazier will begin his assignment first, followed by Swarzak and Cespedes.
Frazier tweaked his left-hamstring in mid-April, but played through it for three or so weeks, until hitting the disabled list on May 8th. In his stead, Wilmer Flores, Luis Guillorme, Jose Reyes, and Jose Bautista have been logging innings at third base. In addition to his defensive prowess, the Mets have been overwhelmingly left-handed over the past few weeks. Frazier’s return will help that.
Swarzak, who pulled an oblique on April 1st, appeared in only two games for the Mets thus far this season. For a beleaguered bullpen, which may now be down A.J. Ramos as well, Swarzak’s return is much needed.
Finally, Cespedes, who had been battling a nagging leg injury for some time before hitting the disabled list on May 14th, is due to start his rehab assignment by the end of the week as well. Cespedes’s return will further crowd the Mets’ outfield situation, which sees Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, and Bautista all competing for playing time. Cespedes, a right handed batter, will, like Frazier, help to balance the Mets’ lineup when he returns.