The Mets will be "proactive" with Yoenis Cespedes, who was activated from the DL on Friday, and manager Mickey Callaway said to not be surprised if Cespedes is a late scratch from the lineup from time-to-time.
The reason, according to Callaway, is that Cespedes has a new pregame routine, and there might be certain days where the team doesn't think he's in the best spot to stay healthy throughout the game.
The Cespedes at first base experiment also might be on, with Callaway saying he could see some time there -- though he added Cespedes still has some work to do to get fully comfortable at the position.
Cespedes played nine innings at first base in a rehab game on Wednesday after playing games in the outfield earlier in the week.
When Cespedes was activated earlier on Friday, the Mets sent Dominic Smith to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the roster.
The Mets also recalled reliever Drew Smith from Vegas and optioned Corey Oswalt, whose spot in the starting rotation is gone with Jason Vargas returning next Tuesday.