Conforto and McNeil both suffered their injuries in an inauspicious series finale against Tampa, thinning an already threadbare New York bench. The Mets could build a decent lineup out of the players currently on the injured list, with J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo, Albert Almora Jr., Luis Guillorme, and José Martinez all sidelined. Davis and Nimmo hopefully can be on the mend in the coming weeks, but with Nimmo’s recent setback, it appears that Davis will be the first to return.
Lee was acquired in a three-team trade this offseason from the Royals. He was briefly called up last week when Albert Almora Jr was placed on the IL, but did not see any game action.