The New York Mets are targeting a Tuesday return for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, manager Terry Collins told reporters before Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.
Cespedes, who is not in Sunday's lineup and missed games on Friday and Saturday due to a hamstring injury, took indoor batting practice and is available to pinch hit, according to Collins.
Collins said Cespedes told him he felt "a lot better" on Sunday since leaving Thursday's game in the fifth inning, but added he wanted to be cautious after Cespedes came back too early from a quadriceps injury last August and missed 14 games.
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud was taken out of Sunday's lineup due to a sore wrist. He has not started a game since Wednesday, but has pinch hit in each of the Mets' past three games. Wilmer Flores (knee infection) and Lucas Duda (hyperextended elbow) were placed on the 10-day disabled list earlier this week.
Cespedes is hitting .263 with six home runs and 10 RBIs in 16 games.