Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored while playing four innings at shortstop as he began a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie on Tuesday.
"I felt really good," Cabrera said in a statement issued by the Mets. "I felt comfortable running the bases and in the field. I plan on playing seven innings at short tomorrow."
He had been out since suffering a strained left patellar tendon on July 31.
Cabrera hopes to rejoin the Mets this weekend when they face the Giants, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters on Monday.
Ricco said Cabrera is "basically a day behind" outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who began a rehab assignment with St. Lucie on Monday and played again on Tuesday.
Cabrera, 30, was hitting .255 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 100 games before he went on the disabled list.