Apr 13, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) looks on from the dugout between inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Yoenis Cespedes may not be away from the New York Mets for too much longer.

The Mets outfielder is set to begin a running program this week and could be ready to return from his hamstring injury in a week.

Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Monday that Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the running program could take 5-6 days to complete. He also said that Cespedes might only need a brief rehab stint before returning to the team. 

Manager Terry Collins reportedly said Cespedes could be back in a week.

Cespedes has been out since being placed on the DL April 28. He was off to a strong start to the season, with four doubles and six home runs in 18 games, giving him an OPS just shy of 1.000. The Mets are 16-21 on the season.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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