Tomas Nido on verge of making Mets return

Tomas Nido is anticipated to return to the Mets on Tuesday, hoping his second activation off the injured listing from a sprained left thumb goes higher than the primary.

After his first time again lasted only one sport, Nido performed in a pair of rehab video games with Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend and responded effectively, making the catcher prone to be activated on Tuesday towards the Cardinals.

“He feels actually good from catching the 2 video games,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned earlier than Monday’s 7-0 loss to St. Louis. “Simply swinging, hitting the ball, the thumb feels OK catching. He’s good.”

Nido, who went 3-for-7 on the rehab project, was again at Citi Area on Monday taking batting observe throughout a scheduled time without work. Patrick Mazeika has served because the Mets’ second catcher in his absence.

James McCann, in the meantime, began his sixth straight sport behind the plate on Monday and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He was coming off a productive sequence towards the Yankees by which he went 3-for-9 with a double, triple, house run, six RBIs and three walks.

Tomas Nido
Tomas Nido
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“It’s good to see Mac swinging like that. It’s one of the best I’ve seen him swing,” Rojas mentioned. “He’s pulling the ball, he’s not limiting himself to overtly hitting the ball to proper subject the place I believe he will get in bother generally. You see him hit a pair foul balls and subsequent factor you understand he’s 1-2 and he’s battling. He’s not pondering straightaway heart, and he’s capable of pull what he can pull and he goes the opposite approach when he can go the opposite approach just like the sac fly [Sunday].”

“Good method proper now,” Rojas mentioned. “The way in which he’s swinging and different guys down there are swinging, they will join the highest [of the lineup] and the highest goes to return with runners in scoring place or some site visitors.”

Noah Syndergaard threw a touch-and-feel bullpen on Monday and stays on observe to face hitters in reside batting observe later within the week. It is going to be his first time going through hitters since Aug. 26 — the primary outing of his second rehab project getting back from Tommy John — after which he examined constructive for COVID-19.

Jacob deGrom (elbow) continued his throwing program from 90 toes Monday and can “in all probability” progress to throwing off a mound this week, per Rojas. … Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) ran the bases and took batting observe as he continues making an attempt to return again from the IL sooner than anticipated.

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