While fielding questions about his trade deadline moves, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen also slipped in an update on the status of Dom Smith.
It wasn't a positive one.
Van Wagenen told the media that Smith will not be participating in baseball activities for the next three weeks. Smith will be wearing a walking boot during that time.
Over the weekend, Smith was placed on the IL with a stress reaction in his right foot. Those types of injuries take time to heal, so after the walking boot comes off, then the Mets can see what Smith's rehab should be to return. It looks like the end of August would be a stretch for the utility man at the moment.
Smith has been a solid depth option for the Mets this season, owning a .278/.352/.506 slash line with 10 homers, 10 doubles, and 22 RBI over 88 games thus far. If the Mets are to make that postseason run they're aiming for, Smith would be a very valuable piece to use at both first base and in the outfield.