Todd Frazier is inching closer to returning to the Mets lineup.
The third baseman, who has been out since Feb. 26 with a strained left oblique, will begin rehab games in Port St. Lucie, Fla. within the next few days, according to manager Mickey Callaway.
"He's getting there," Callaway told reporters before Saturday's game.
The 33-year-old was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to March 25 but will likely need a handful of games under his belt as he missed nearly all of Spring Training.
Fellow infielder Jed Lowrie, who has been sidelined since the start of Spring Training with a capsule sprain in his left knee, is not as close to returning to game action as Frazier but was taking ground balls at third base before Saturday's game.
"He's here with us, continuing to rehab. Doing all those things," Callaway said.
The Mets signed the soon-to-be 35-year-old infielder to a two-year, $20 million contract this winter in order to add versatility to their lineup.
Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis -- who was making his Mets debut at third base on Saturday -- have filled the void while the two veterans are out.