Todd Frazier has been struggling mightily since returning from an oblique injury and Jed Lowrie is almost recovered from a sprained knee capsule.
Frazier was out of the Mets' starting lineup for the second straight game Friday, with J.D. Davis starting at third. Frazier surely will lose playing time when Lowrie is activated, but how much? Is third base still Frazier's job?
"He's the starter when he starts. That's really all I can say," Mickey Callaway said. "If we need to make adjustments, we will."
"Frazier will start more games. I think he understands it from my conversations with him and how he feels at this moment. But he's always gonna continue to think that he's a starter, and he should," the manager added.
Mickey Callaway on if Todd Frazier remains the starting third baseman for the Mets:- SNY (@SNYtv) May 10, 2019
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Frazier told the New York Post that he still sees himself the Mets' starting third baseman and that nobody has said he isn't.
The 33-year-old entered Friday hitting .143 with zero walks in 15 games. Frazier told Newsday that he needs to "step it up."