Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (quad), who was expected to potentially ramp up his activity earlier this week, may do so this coming Monday or Tuesday, GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday.
But the Mets said there would be no running or baseball activities for Cespedes until he's symptom-free.
"I'm hopeful that it's gonna be relatively soon," Alderson said. "Once you recognize that there's a lingering issue -- possibly chronic -- you have to deal with it."
"I think it's clear that we've got to figure out a way to get Yoenis on the field," Alderson concluded.
Cespedes played two rehab games with Binghamton earlier this month before suffering a setback.
The 32-year-old Cespedes has been out since May 14, when he suffered a mild strain of his right hip flexor -- the hip that Alderson said is a chronic issue.
Cespedes is hitting .255/.316/.474 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 37 games this season.