The Mets are dealing with a few injuries to key players, though only one appears potentially serious at the moment. Here's the rundown...
Dominic Smith (strained right quad):
Smith is scheduled to have an MRI on his quad on Monday, though he said Sunday that he wasn't too concerned about the injury.
The 22-year-old, who was pulled from the lineup on Friday due to being late for a team meeting, made his Spring Training debut on Saturday and went 1-or-1 with two runs scored.
Jay Bruce (plantar fasciitis in his left foot):
Bruce said Sunday that reporters shouldn't be wasting time covering his plantar fasciitis due to the minor nature of it, adding that he ran the bases on Sunday and plans to serve as the DH when the Mets return to First Data Field on Tuesday.
Despite the injury, Bruce has been on the field each day participating in batting practice.
Juan Lagares (strained left hamstring):
Lagares would be playing if it was the regular season, manager Mickey Callaway said over the weekend. Like Bruce, Lagares is expected to make his Spring Training debut on Tuesday.
Michael Conforto (recovery from shoulder surgery):
Conforto expects to advance this week from hitting off a tee to hitting soft toss. He has been working his way back from shoulder surgery, with an expected return date of roughly May 1.
"There's the May 1st date, and that kind of gives me an idea," he said last week. "As a competitor, it's tough for me not to look at that date and want to get out there before that."