Jeff McNeil could return to Mets' lineup Monday
Jeff McNeil could be returning to the New York Mets' lineup soon.  Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff McNeil could return to Mets' lineup Monday vs. Braves

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. 

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

More must-reads:

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.