Mets injury updates: Herrera, Montero, and Mejia

By Danny Abriano
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May 6, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera (2) is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Three of the Mets’ injured players — including one who is also suspended — are making strides toward a return

Dilson Herrera (broken finger)

Herrera, who broke his middle finger while taking part in fielding practice prior to the game on May 14, has resumed baseball activity. Herrera has been swinging a bat and throwing, but there isn’t yet a timetable as far as his return to game action is concerned.

When Herrera does return, it’s unclear where he’ll end up.

Prior to his injury, Herrera was the primary second baseman, with Daniel Murphy having shifted to third base. With Murphy now back at second base and Ruben Tejada performing well at third base, it would be surprising if Herrera returns to the Mets once he comes off the disabled list.

However, with David Wright‘s potential return date still unknown and Tejada having been an enigma throughout the majority of his Mets tenure, the door remains open for Herrera to return to the big club. If not, he’ll head to Triple-A Las Vegas and continue to hone his skills.

Next: Montero has resumed throwing