Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment tonight with Double-A Binghamton, the Mets said.
He left the game on Saturday, May 13 after re-aggravating his injury and was placed on the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday, retroactive to May 14.
Cabrera said he had a torn ligament in his thumb, but Mets GM John Ricco later said the injury is actually a strained joint.
An initial MRI showed no damage to the ligament.
Cabrera has started just two games and come off the bench three times since he initially injured his thumb while diving for a ball on May 6 against the Marlins.
Jose Reyes has been playing shortstop in Cabrera's absence.
Cabrera is hitting .257 with three home runs and 14 RBI this season.