Robinson Canó remains out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, but he did run on the field before the game and Mickey Callaway said he was hoping Canó would be available off the bench against the Rockies.
"He felt really good," Callaway said of Canó. "He continues to feel confident that he can run down the line. He's gonna swing the bat today again. Fielding ground balls he was great, range was good. We're hoping he's available late in the game like last night.
"I think there's improvement," Callaway added. "He felt really good yesterday too, but there was minimal improvement."
After Saturday's game, though, Callaway said an IL stint is still a possibility for Canó. The second baseman said after the game that he's 'progressing well' but will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
As for Justin Wilson, the southpaw threw live batting practice on Saturday and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday. Wilson originally went down in mid-April with elbow soreness, came back for one game on May 6 and then went back on the injured list with the same issue.
"Wilson threw about 20 pitches of live BP today. Health-wise he felt fantastic," Callaway said of Wilson. "His arm was a tad late, he was kind of patting his glove a little late, getting his arm out. So some balls were up. We weren't really worried about command and stuff at this point because he's gonna go out on a rehab assignment."
The Mets could badly use a healthy and effective Wilson -- whom the Mets signed to a two-year, $10 million deal -- to help their beleaguered crop of relievers. "Obviously we have quite a few guys in the bullpen that are underperforming," Callaway said.
Additionally, Brandon Nimmo (neck) came through DHing in rehab games fine. He's getting an off day Saturday and Callaway said there will be discussion about whether Nimmo will play the field on Sunday.