Jeff McNeil hasn't played since May 16, but the second baseman could be returning to the New York Mets' lineup soon.
According to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, the Mets are targeting Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves for a return from a strained left hamstring.
The Mets are now targeting Monday for Jeff McNeil's return from a strained left hamstring. He won't play this weekend in Washington, but should be good to go for the doubleheader against the Braves.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 19, 2021
Albert Almora Jr. will come off the IL for Game 2 of today's doubleheader.
McNeil has made rehab appearances for Triple-A Syracuse and High-A Brooklyn, so it's no surprise he's inching closer to a return.
The 29-year-old was hitting .242/.336/.374 with three home runs and eight RBI in 31 games before being sidelined. He'll definitely add some much-needed talent as the Mets have lost their last two games.
Jose Peraza has manned second base in McNeil's absence, and he'll probably return to the bench once McNeil returns.