David Wright was not cleared for baseball activities today as expected. He received more treatment and will be re-evaluated tomorrow to hopefully be cleared for baseball activities. According to multiple reports, Wright’s hamstring seems to be doing just fine and they are more evaluating the back before allowing him to return to his rehab.
Rafael Montero is continuing to experience shoulder discomfort. He has been on the shelf for just about two weeks since his spot start and there has been hardly any intriguing news regarding his progress to this point.
Vic Black, recovering from a herniated disk in his neck, threw a successful bullpen session today and should be cleared to continue his rehab assignment in short order.
Travis d’Arnaud had the soft cast removed from his hand and has been cleared to resume all baseball activities immediately, aside from hitting, which he will begin next week.
Bobby Parnell, trying to make his way back from Tommy John surgery, has been shut down with elbow soreness, but has been throwing and is now ready to resume his rehab assignment.
My best guesstimates are:
Wright will be back on Friday May 22 to open the series with the Mets in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
Montero will be eased along as right now he is not a need on this club and its best to handle him with kid gloves to avoid any potential long term issues. Best case, he returns for a spot start or two around the All-Star break.
Vic Black should make his return to the bullpen sometime during the first week of June in either San Diego or Arizona.
Travis d’Arnaud will hopefully rejoin the club at Citi Field for the Marlins series starting on Friday May 28th.
Parnell, assuming no further setbacks, should be back in the thick of the Mets pen for the Cubs series at the end of June, beginning of July