Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and outfielder Jay Bruce are ready to take their next steps in their rehabs from their respective injuries.
Frazier, who has been out since July 9 with a ribcage strain, has been hitting off a tee and will begin "more intense baseball activities" later this week, manager Mickey Callaway said prior to Sunday's game.
Bruce, however, has yet to start swinging a bat since he was placed on the disabled list in mid-June. While he was originally placed on the DL with plantar fasciitis, he has since been shut down due to a right hip strain and a butt/back issue.
"This has been a pretty helpless feeling for me," Bruce said prior to Friday's game.
Frazier had a .217/.300/.385 batting line with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs prior to going on the DL, while the 31-year-old Bruce was hitting .212/.292/.321 with three homers and 17 RBIs.