Mets Get Good News on Jeff McNeil Injury Update
Despite suffering injuries all over the roster, the New York Mets sit atop the National League East division with a record of 35-26. The team recently received some good news on the injury front as it looks like utility player Jeff McNeil could return to the lineup soon.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said that McNeil is on track to rejoin the team on either Sunday or Monday. He has been out since mid-May due to a left hamstring strain and has spent the last week on a rehab assignment in the Mets' minor league system. McNeil's return would provide an immediate spark to this lineup.
The 29-year-old was hitting .242/.336/.374 before he went down with 13 runs scored, 3 home runs and 8 RBI. McNeil has been a reliable hitter for the Mets over the last few seasons posting a career on-base percentage of .379 and racking up 150 runs scored across four MLB seasons (279 games).
The Mets need all the help they can get as the team is currently averaging just 3.82 runs per game, which ranks as the third-lowest mark in the league. The Mets are slowly getting healthier, but a number of other sluggers remain on the injured list including Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo.
This is a team to watch out for as the Mets currently have the fourth-best odds to win the World Series at +850, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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