Frazier (oblique) is expected to open the season on the injured list, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Frazier has yet to be officially ruled out, but manager Mickey Callaway said he couldn't see the third baseman getting back on the field in time for Opening Day. With Jed Lowrie (knee) in the same situation, Jeff McNeil is expected to move to third base, opening a starting spot in the outfield for one of Keon Broxton, Juan Lagares or Rajai Davis.
Frazier (oblique) may not be ready in time for Opening Day, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. While it's good news that Frazier has resumed swinging a bat, he's yet to resume running since suffering the injury. "I would love to be out there Opening Day," said Frazer, "but I just don't have a timetable." If the Mets are without Frazier and Jed Lowrie (knee) for the start of the 2019 campaign, Jeff McNeil would see time at the hot corner.
Frazier (oblique) resumed swinging Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports. Frazier has been battling an oblique strain since late February, but he's been making steady progress, running and fielding over the last few days and now hitting again. He should have a good chance to be ready by Opening Day, barring setbacks.
Frazier (oblique) took groundballs Thursday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports. He started a running program earlier in the week and continues to progress. Frazier has a solid chance of being ready for Opening Day if he can avoid setbacks from here on out.
Frazier (oblique) initiated a running program Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Frazier relayed that the soreness in his strained left oblique has subsided, allowing him to move on to a critical phase in his rehab process. The Mets will see how the oblique responds to the running over the next few days before perhaps signing off on Frazier taking some swings or resuming infield work. Though Frazier looks to be trending in the right direction, he's far from a safe bet to gain clearance for Opening Day.
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