Todd Frazier (hamstring) took batting practice on Monday for the first time since landing on the DL on May 8. The 32-year-old Frazier was eligible to return from the DL this Friday.
While Frazier is progressing, he will need to run before the Mets clear him for a rehab assignment, manager Mickey Callaway said prior to Monday night's game.
In Frazier's absence, the Mets have been using a combination of Wilmer Flores, Luis Guillorme, and Jose Reyes at third base.
Frazier had been playing through the hamstring issue for roughly three weeks before landing on the disabled list.
He was hitting .313 on April 16, and saw his average dip to .237 in the three weeks since. He was hitting .167/.192/.292 in six games in May.