The Mets will send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Port St. Lucie, Florida, to resume his rehab after he left Saturday's rehab game with tightness in his right quad, manager Mickey Callaway said on Sunday.
Cespedes, who has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a right hip flexor strain, left Saturday's game with Double-A Binghamton in the bottom of the third inning with tightness in his right quad.
Callaway said the team does not have a timetable for Cespedes to return to the majors.
Cespedes had first complained of pain during the Mets-Rockies series from May 4-6, but had played through it, which left Callaway impressed. On Sunday, the Mets manager defended the timing in which the team placed Cespedes on the DL.
"If we took that approach we wouldn't be fielding a team today," Callaway said when asked if he should have put Cespedes on the DL sooner. "We have guys playing through stuff right now. We can't, right when someone starts feeling something, take them out of the lineup and put them on the DL"
The Mets will also send Wilmer Flores and Jeurys Familia, who are on the DL with respective back and shoulder injuries, to ramp up their rehab programs, Callaway said. Both are expected to return during the Mets' 10-game road trip.
Cespedes went 2-for-2 with two doubles on Saturday and 0-for-2 on Friday, his first rehab game.
The 32-year-old Cespedes is hitting .255 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs in 37 games this season.