Thursday, May 24, 2012
Updates on Tejada, Thole and Bay
By Kieran Darcy
Before Thursday night's series opener against the San Diego Padres, manager Terry Collins provided updates on the three Mets regulars who are currently on the disabled list:
• Shortstop Ruben Tejada will run the bases on Friday, and Collins hopes Tejada will be playing in minor-league rehab games by Monday. Tejada has been out since May 6 with a strained right quadriceps.
• Catcher Josh Thole has begun baseball activities again, including hitting, but has not gotten back behind the plate yet. Collins is hoping Thole will catch for an inning in extended spring training on Friday. Thole has been out since May 7 because of a concussion.
• Left fielder Jason Bay has begun taking live batting practice, and will hopefully start playing in a minor-league rehab game as a DH next week. Bay has been out since April 23 with a fractured rib.