Lucas Duda took grounders on Monday but did not swing a bat, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters.
Duda missed all three workouts this past weekend and after getting a cortisone shot Friday in each of his hips.
"We'll take a few days now, instead of taking two weeks down the road," Duda explained, according to NJ.com. "We're just being cautious. In a couple days, I should be ready to go."
Duda, who missed more than 100 games last season due to a stress fracture in his back, said the two conditions are related, but does not expect to get another cortisone shot before getting back on field.