After a lengthy rehab stint, third baseman Todd Frazier will be activated from the injured list tomorrow, according to Matt Ehalt. This will be the first time Frazier will be on the big league roster this season, as he was sidelined by an oblique injury suffered during Spring Training.
Mickey Callaway has given the sense that Frazier will not be the starter at third upon his return, as the manager has said, “We haven’t had a consistent starter at third yet.” He will most likely share time with Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis at the position, with McNeil getting more reps in the outfield. With the Mets currently carrying thirteen pitchers—nine of them relievers—it is likely a reliever will be sent down to free up a roster spot for Frazier, but no corresponding move has been officially announced.
After signing a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets before the 2018 season, Frazier had a .213 batting average with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs in 115 games played. The 33-year-old will be entering his ninth season in the majors, as well as the final year in his contract.