Smith (foot) hopes to be ready to be activated when first eligible Sept. 25, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
He took a big step in his recovery Wednesday running and hitting off a tee for the first time since suffering a stress fracture in his left foot in July. It will be all about whether Smith can work his way into game shape over the next two weeks. At best, he would be available for the final five games of the regular season.
Smith (foot) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
As a result of this move, Smith is not eligible to return until Sept. 25. He was cleared for some baseball activities in late August but is far from a lock to play during that final week of the regular season.
Smith (foot) has been cleared to begin some baseball activities, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith is trending in the right direction, as he recently shed his walking boot and has been cleared to play catch for the first time since landing on the injured list at the end of July with a stress reaction in his left foot. The 24-year-old still hasn't been given the green light to resume running, however, leaving him without a concrete timetable for his return.
Smith (foot) is scheduled for a doctor's appointment in a few weeks, at which point he's hopeful to shed his walking boot, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Smith has been dealing with a stress reaction in his left foot since the end of July, and he's been in a walking boot since. "We're hoping the appointment goes well, and they say I can come out of the boot and once that happens hopefully I can get back quickly with no setbacks," stated Smith. A timetable for his return likely won't come into focus until after his appointment.
Smith was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot and will remain in a walking boot for a few weeks, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Smith underwent a CT scan earlier in the week which apparently did not yield positive results. He'll be withheld from baseball activities for at least the next few weeks as a result, suggesting he won't be ready to return until the end of August, at the earliest. J.D. Davis should continue to see time in left field while Smith is on the shelf.
Smith (foot) will undergo a CT scan Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot after undergoing an MRI on Saturday and was subsequently placed on the 10-day injured list later in the day. The transaction rules Smith out for at least the next week and a half, but the 24-year-old won't have a clear timetable for a return until the results of his CT scan are known. For the duration of Smith's absence, J.D. Davis is expected to take over as the Mets' everyday left fielder.
Smith was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a stress reaction in his left foot.
According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Smith said he was dealing with pain for about a week before heading for an MRI, which revealed the stress reaction. The injury could help explain Smith's struggles since the All-Star break, as he's hitting just .184 with a .547 OPS in 11 second-half games. Smith will undergo additional testing Monday, at which point a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. Aaron Altherr was summoned from the minors to replace Smith on the roster, while J.D. Davis is starting in left field Saturday.
Smith is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
He'll cede his spot in the outfield to Juan Lagares, who returns to the starting nine for the first time since July 18. Despite Smith's shortcomings on the defensive end, the Mets seem inclined to keep him around in a near-everyday role with little at stake amid a non-contending season. While Smith owns a stellar .872 OPS on the campaign, he has yet to find much success at the plate in July, going 9-for-51 with a .192 on-base percentage.
Smith went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Saturday's 11-4 win over the Giants.
It was Smith's 10th homer of the season and eighth since taking over as the Mets' primary left fielder at the beginning of June. The 24-year-old is really coming into his own this season, slashing .293/.370/.537 while lowering his strikeout rate (21.7 percent) and raising his walk rate (10.4 percent). Smith should continue to see regular at-bats against righties, making him a viable option in most formats.
Smith is not starting Thursday against the Giants, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Smith will sit for a second straight game as the Mets face another left-hander in Madison Bumgarner. Although the 24-year-old didn't start Wednesday, he still went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI as a substitute. J.D. Davis is starting in left field in place of Smith on Thursday.
Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Wednesday's rout of the Twins.
Despite the fact that he started the game on the bench, Smith was still a big part of the Mets' 14-run explosion, hitting a three-run bomb in the seventh inning while pinch hitting for J.D. Davis. Smith is now slashing .294/.376/.536 on the year with nine homers and 18 RBI in 173 plate appearances.
Smith is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Twins.
He is just 3-for-28 in eight games this month, and will take a seat despite the fact that the Mets have the designated hitter spot at their disposal while playing in Minnesota. Adeiny Hechavarria starts at second base, allowing Robinson Cano to start at designated hitter.
Smith is not starting Friday against lefty Caleb Smith and the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Smith moved into a role on the large side of a platoon in left field thanks to his strong .304/.389/.551 line in the first half of the season. He'll likely return to the lineup for both games over the weekend with a pair of righties on the mound for Miami. J.D. Davis gets the start in left field in his absence.
Smith isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith will head to the bench with a lefty in James Paxton slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. J.D. Davis draws the nod in left field and is batting third in Smith's stead.
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Smith started the last six contests and went 9-for-25 with four home runs, seven runs scored and a stolen base in that stretch. The 24-year-old is seeing regular starts in left field but will hit the bench Sunday with southpaw Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta. J.D. Davis enters the lineup in his stead.
Smith went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Serving as the left fielder, Smith provided the Mets' first run with a home run in the third inning off Julio Teheran. That makes four homers in the last six games for the 24-year-old, and his slash line is a lusty .328/.418/.590 even without receiving the benefit of regular playing time.
Smith will start in left field and bat fifth Thursday against the Phillies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Smith will be making his fourth consecutive start and looks poised to continue seeing regular action against right-handed pitching, at least while he's wielding a hot bat. The 24-year-old has contributed solo home runs in each of the past three contests and maintains a 1.044 OPS in 128 plate appearances this season. The Mets can live with his limitations in the outfield so long as he continues to rake.
Smith went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored Thursday against the Phillies.
Smith took Nick Pivetta deep in the fourth inning to record his seventh home run of the season and third in as many games. He's thoroughly enjoyed facing the Phillies' pitching staff, collecting six hits while scoring five runs and driving in three across three games during the just-concluded series. Though he remains out of the lineup fairly regularly, Smith has made his case for more playing time by posting a .339/.438/.606 line across 128 plate appearances.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.
After going 15 games without a homer, Smith has now gone deep in back-to-back starts. The 24-year-old is slashing .321/.419/.566 on the year with six home runs and 12 RBI in 124 plate appearances, numbers which should encourage manager Mickey Callaway to continue trying to find ways to get him into the lineup more frequently.
Smith went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's loss to the Phillies.
The homer was his fifth of the year and first since June 6, with Smith slashing a tepid .200/.314/.300 in 35 plate appearances between the long balls. Playing time remains inconsistent for the 24-year-old even with occasional starts in left field, a situation that isn't likely to change with Pete Alonso entrenched at first base.
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