Mets 1B Dominic Smith, who continues to be sidelined from game action due to a strained right quad, said he still feels pain and discomfort when he runs full-speed.
"Something that I don't want to deal with all year so it's why I'm trying to get healthy before I get back on the field," Smith said, according to Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway had said on Tuesday that "we're going to try to get him into a game soon. When it makes sense for Dom."
The 22-year-old Smith has been hitting and completing drills at first base as he tries to work his way back. He was in the lineup for the Mets' first spring training game, but was scratched after he showed up late to a meeting.
Meanwhile, 1B Adrian Gonzalez has hit .200 with a double and nine strikeouts through 14 games for the Mets this spring.
Smith made his major league debut last season and went on to hit .198 with nine homers and 26 RBI in 49 games.