Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes began a running program on Monday and could return to the team in about a week, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters on Monday.
"We're hoping to gets the at-bats and the timing down so that we can make that call when his legs are fine," Ricco said, according to NorthJersey.com's Matt Ehalt. "It's hard to tell right now. He'll tell us as much as we tell him when he's ready to come back and feels like he can play."
Cespedes hasn't played since April 27 due to a strained left hamstring. though the 31-year-old outfielder has recently resumed baseball activity, according to GM Sandy Alderson.