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Conforto leaves game with trainer

Conforto leaves game with trainer

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for the Mets players on the IL…

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring)

Originally, Carrasco’s return was looking like it would happen some time this month.

But GM Zack Scott backtracked that with reports on Monday

“If I’m gonna put a time estimate on it, probably looking at maybe late June, early July, that type of timeframe,” said Scott, “He’s working hard, I talked to him, he was on the road with the team, so I got a chance to talk to him. He’s feeling good. I think those things come down to… you start ramping up the intensity as you get closer, and you see where the guy is from there. … He’s not at that highest intensity level yet. We’ll learn more when he gets there, but I know he feels good right now, and feels like the ball is coming out of his hand well.”

Carrasco had thrown six innings in simulated games.

Potential return date: TBD

Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil (hamstring)

Conforto and McNeil both injured their hamstrings on May 16 at Tropicana Field, and GM Zack Scott said it’ll take a bit before they are back in the lineup.

“Those guys, they’ll be out for a while. They’re significant hamstring strains,” Scott said, “I know they’re working hard to get back. If I’m putting a timeframe on that, we’re probably looking at late June.”

Scott did not mention any sort of progression or plan for them.

Potential return date: TBD

Pete Alonso (hand)

Luis Rojas told reporters on Monday that Alonso will swing with two hands on Monday, and there is going to be a progression, including rehab games, before he rejoins the club.

“From swinging in the cage to taking BP, the high-velo machine to test the swing, the pressure from game-speed drills…” Rojas said. “We’ll see how the progression goes.”

Rojas did not commit to saying Alonso would return from the IL when eligible, but GM Zack Scott said he expects him to rejoin the team next week.

“Expecting him to be a relatively quick return,” Scott added.

Potential return date: TBD

J.D. Davis (hand)

Davis missed Sunday’s game with Triple-A Syracuse with a stiff neck, but should be good to go for their game on Tuesday.

The next step, according to Rojas, is to have him play back-to-back nine inning games.

Rojas added that he’s going to be getting a lot of time at first base.

“We want to hear the feedback of how the feel for swinging the bat, finishing the swing, which is the most important thing right now, to see how that pain feels in his hand, and then we’ll know if he’s gonna join us later this week, the weekend, but we gotta go through this stage in the rehab assignment,” Rojas told reports on Monday.

Rojas added that his hand still feels uncomfortable, but not necessarily painful.

If Saturday’s game is any indication, the Mets are likely very happy Davis’ swings, as he lifted a solo home run to center field. Davis also made a nice defensive play at first base, sliding into the hole to field the ball and making the flip to first.

Potential return date: Later this week

Jordan Yamamoto (shoulder)

The pitcher is the latest Met to join this tracker. Yamamoto left Sunday’s game against his former Miami Marlins with shoulder tightness.

Yamamoto underwent an MRI on Monday, and considering deGrom will rejoin the roster on Tuesday, the corresponding move, according to Scott, will more likely than not be putting Yamamoto on the IL.

Seth Lugo (elbow)

Lugo has thrown two shutout innings in his rehab assignment, one with St. Lucie, and one with Syracuse.

Scott gave a positive update on the reliever.

“Seth’s progressing well. He’s on pace to come off the IL pretty much as soon as he can. … He’s probably looking right around [the 31st] or the 1st [of June].”

Potential return date: May 31

Jacob deGrom (side)

DeGrom is now the probable pitcher for Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies.

Rojas did not commit to any pitch or inning counts, but he wasn’t ready to commit to deGrom being a full-go.

“We’ll see how the game goes,” Rojas said on Monday. “He’s gonna tell us what’s going through the game, going inning by inning, and that’s it. That’s gonna feel for the decision when he’s coming out.”

DeGrom threw three perfect innings in his rehab start of Thursday, striking out eight of the nine batters he faced.

Potential return date: May 25

Brandon Nimmo (finger)

Nimmo told reporters on Saturday that he’s “feeling pretty good right now,” but he’s still yet to take swings after reaggravating his finger injury on May 13.

The outfielder said he’s dealing with “a pesky little nerve” in his left index finger, and he’s still feeling pain when making contact.

Rojas said Saturday that Nimmo will not start swinging until he’s pain-free, so there’s no exact timetable for his return. Scott said on Monday that it’s “probably something that’s going to need some time.”

Potential return date: TBD

Taijuan Walker (side)

The Mets placed Walker on the 10-day injured list with left side tightness.

The injury is, and the process to bring him back will be, similar to deGrom’s, per Rojas.

“Just to look at video and break it down. Talk to him and see what’s causing it because he feels good but it’s developing throughout the outing. So something that doesn’t cause this to be a more serious thing and it can take it to another road, so we’d rather go this road and be safe with him and pay attention to his mechanics and what he’s doing.”

Potential return date: TBD

Noah Syndergaard (TJS recovery)

Syndergaard will stay in St. Lucie for his next start, Rojas said after Sunday’s game against the Marlins. It was originally thought that he’d make the move up to Triple-A Syracuse for his next start, but instead he’ll stay down in Florida for another round.

Syndergaard went on the mound for the St. Lucie Mets (Low-A) on Wednesday, and was more than stellar in his four innings of work. He allowed just one hit and retired the first 11 batters he faced. In all, he tossed four shutout innings and stuck out five with just one hit allowed.

Potential return date: Mid-June

Kevin Pillar (nose)

Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures on Monday night when he was hit in the face by a 95 mph fastball against the Braves in Atlanta. Pillar, who will meet with a specialist to determine next steps, has been placed on the 10-day IL.

Potential return date: TBD

Luis Guillorme (oblique)

Guillorme is not yet doing baseball activity as he recovers from his oblique injury.

Potential return date: TBD

Albert Almora Jr. (shoulder)

Almora landed on the IL on May 12 after crashing into the center field wall at Citi Field while trying to make a catch.

Potential return date: TBD