Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes, who is dealing with a hip injury, doesn't have a specific timetable to return to the team, GM Sandy Alderson said on Tuesday during a conference call.
"He still feels soreness in that hip flexor. ... we've gotta get that out," Alderson said.
Cespedes had to leave his rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday after feeling tightnees in his right quad. The Mets sent him back to Port St. Lucie to resume his rehab after sustaining the setback.
Cespedes, who has been on the DL with a right hip flexor strain since May 14, is still feeling soreness with that injury too. That is why Alderson can't give a specific date as to when the Mets can get one of their big bats back in the lineup.
"If it takes us a little while longer to get that out of there, that's what it's gonna take," he said. "I just can't give you any real prognosis."
Cespedes first complained of pain during the Mets-Rockies series from May 4-6, but played through it, which left manager Mickey 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 32-year-old went 2-for-2 with two doubles on Saturday and 0-for-2 on Friday, in his first rehab game.
Cespedes is hitting .255/.316/.474 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs in 37 games this season.