Mets C Kevin Plawecki will join Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday and begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Plawecki has been out since April 11 due to a hairline fracture in his left hand.
Grip strength in Plawecki's left hand doubled earlier this month, and he began a hitting progression shortly after.
Without Plawecki and Travis d'Arnaud (who is out for the season due to Tommy John surgery), the Mets have been using a combination of Devin Mesoraco and Tomas Nido behind the plate recently.
Mesoraco, who was acquired from the Reds on May 8 for Matt Harvey, has hit .200/.333/.600 with three HR in eight games (30 plate appearances) for the Mets.
When Plawecki returns, it is expected that the Mets will option Nido to Triple-A.