Mets: JD Davis won’t be back when first eligible, another outfielder hits the IL while Nimmo nears rehab assignment

The New York Mets are on fire, winning seven games in a row and taking over the first place in the National League East division. Yet, they are a bit shorthanded at the moment, missing starters Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, and Noah Syndergaard, plus regular center fielder Brandon Nimmo.

To make matters worse, third baseman JD Davis, whose ten days on the injured list were up Wednesday, still isn’t ready to return per Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News, and will need a little bit of extra time on the shelf.

Davis, who has been out since May 2 due to a sprained left finger, will presumably need at least another week of rest and rehab.

Davis was among the Mets’ best hitters prior to hitting the injured list for the second time this season, with a .390 batting average, five runs, two homers, seven RBI, and a 1.089 OPS. Jonathan Villar has been playing third base in his absence, and scored the winning run on Tuesday.

The Mets lost Almora Jr., too

In addition, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. crashed into an outfield wall on Tuesday at full speed and suffered a left shoulder contusion, requiring a trip to the 10-day injured list. Top prospect Khalil Lee was called up to take his place.

As for Nimmo, who is nursing a left finger contusion, the Mets are planning to send him ‘on a rehab assignment before he is activated from the IL, per Luis Rojas,’ according to SNY’s Danny Abriano. The outfielder is eligible to return Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, but it appears he will need a few more days just like Davis.

Despite the fact they are missing so many contributors, the Mets have managed to keep themselves afloat and win game after game. Next week, they could get deGrom, Davis, and Nimmo back, with others to follow them in the not-so-distant future.

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