McNeil (illness) will start at third base and bat leadoff in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
McNeil missed the past couple days of action while battling flu-like symptoms, but the Mets were apparently satisfied with his health when he reported to the ballpark Sunday. The 27-year-old saw action at several different spots in 2019, but he's expected to find a permanent home at third base this season for the Mets.
McNeil was sent back to his Port St. Lucie lodgings Friday after reporting flu-like symptoms, per Anthony Rieber of Newsday Sports.
McNeil did not play in Friday's game against Houston, and given that he had to be sent home from the team's facility, it seems possible that he could be out of the lineup for a few days. That said, at yet there's no reason to think the illness will put him at risk of missing Opening Day.
McNeil said Saturday that he expects to man third base on a full-time basis in 2020, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. "I think I'll be playing a lot of third. I've gone through my normal offseason routine," McNeil said, referencing the wrist surgery he required in early October. "It was a good two-month rehab, then back to a normal offseason."
The 27-year-old headed into spring training in 2019 as a utility man, but injuries soon opened up an everyday role that McNeil wouldn't relinquish. McNeil put together a .318/.384/.531 slash line across 567 plate appearances and picked up his first All-Star nod along the way, with his poor defense in either corner outfield spot seemingly representing the only blemish on his season. He was far more capable at third base, so he shouldn't lose out on any at-bats for defensive-related reasons while Jed Lowrie fills McNeil's old utility role. In addition to third base, McNeil should have eligibility at second base and in the outfield in the majority of fantasy leagues to begin 2020.
McNeil (wrist) said Saturday that his injury is fully healed, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
McNeil underwent surgery at the beginning of October, and his rehab went according to plan. The 27-year-old figures to spend a good portion of his time at third base this season, but his defensive versatility props up his fantasy value and should give him more chances to play heading into 2020.
McNeil (wrist) underwent surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right wrist on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The surgery was largely expected and usually carries a six-week recovery timeline, meaning McNeil should be ready for spring training. The 27-year-old finished fourth in the National League with a .318 batting average in 2019 and also recorded 23 home runs and 75 RBI over 133 games.
McNeil (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
This move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Dominic Smith (foot), who was activated from the 60-day IL on Thursday. According to Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record, McNeil will likely undergo surgery to repair his fractured right wrist Tuesday. The procedure typically carries a six-week recovery timeline, so he should be ready to go by the start of spring training.
McNeil was diagnosed with a distal ulnar fracture in his right wrist Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
McNeil will see his season come to an end four games early after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning Wednesday against the Marlins. It's unclear if surgery will be necessary, but it's a tough way to end a spectacular season for the 27-year-old. McNeil will finish 2019 with a .318/.384/.531 slash line with 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 133 games.
McNeil was removed from Wednesday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a pitch around his right hand, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
McNeil appeared to be in significant pain and left the contest after being examined by the athletic trainer. The 27-year-old went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI to help the Mets build a 9-0 lead before being removed.
McNeil went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored Friday night against the Reds.
McNeil came just a triple shy of the cycle in this one, hitting a solo homer in the sixth inning followed by an RBI double to right field in the ninth. The 27-year-old continues to put together a stellar season at the dish, slashing .321/.390/.540 with 23 homers and 73 RBI over 128 games.
McNeil went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Rockies.
He took Anthony Senzatela deep in the third inning, McNeil's fifth homer in September and 21st of the season. His batting average has dropped off -- he's slashing only .263/.344/.561 through 14 games this month -- but the 27-year-old is still batting a robust .319 on the year with 21 home runs and 70 RBI.
McNeil is not in Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
McNeil has been one of the Mets' best hitters all season and that has continued into September. He is hitting .317 with four home runs and one steal in 41 at-bats this month. Todd Frazier will start at third base and hit sixth.
McNeil went 3-for-4 a double, two home runs, three RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored overall Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
McNeil packed the stat sheet, slugging his 19th and 20th home runs of the season. He also chipped in his 35th double and fifth stolen base for the campaign, adding to his impressive breakout season. The 27-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down at the plate as the season comes to a close, recording four multi-RBI games in his past nine starts. For the campaign, he owns an impressive .325/.394/.536 line across 513 plate appearances.
McNeil went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Nationals.
McNeil did much of his damage late in the game, popping a solo homer in the eighth inning -- his 18th of the season. Just one frame later, he came through with a two-RBI single to extend the Mets' lead. McNeil had struggled since coming off the injured list Aug. 24, collecting just three hits across his first 25 at-bats. However, he's now reached base multiple times and homered in consecutive games. For the season, McNeil still owns a stellar .323/.390/.529 line across 480 plate appearances.
McNeil went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Monday's 7-3 win over the Nationals.
The 27-year-old has been having a bit of poor BABIP luck since recovering from a hamstring strain in late August, going 5-for-27 (.185) over his last seven games, but he's still putting a jolt into the ball -- including Monday's performance, four of his last six hits have gone for extra bases (two doubles, two homers). On the year, McNeil's slashing .322/.389/.523 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI, and he remains in the race for the NL batting title.
McNeil is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
McNeil has started five of six games since returning from the injured list earlier in the month, going 5-for-23 with a home run and two doubles during that stretch. He'll give way to Juan Lagares in the outfield against lefty Jason Vargas on Saturday.
McNeil went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer Wednesday against the Cubs.
McNeil took Kyle Hendricks deep in the fifth inning for his 15th homer of the season. It was his first notable contribution since being activated from the injured list Saturday. Still, he should have plenty of chances to produce down the stretch, as he has started regularly and either led off or batted second since returning to the field. Overall, he's slashing .333/.400/.535 across 457 plate appearances for the season.
McNeil (hamstring) will play at second and third base as well as the outfield, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
McNeil was activated prior to Saturday's contest but is not in the starting lineup. However, he will almost certainly play every day moving forward, though the position could change frequently. Manager Mickey Callaway also said he wasn't sure where he'd bat McNeil, though he has led off for the majority of the season.
McNeil (hamstring) will be active for Saturday's game against the Braves, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
While McNeil is not in the lineup Saturday, he will be available off the bench. Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment to clear room on the roster. One of nine qualified hitters with an OBP of .400 or better, McNeil should be atop the order close to every day down the stretch.
McNeil (hamstring) is with the team at Citi Field, but the Mets still haven't decided whether to activate him Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
McNeil is not in the lineup, so if he is activated Saturday, he will be on the bench for his first game back on the active roster. The 27-year-old recently made a brief stop at short-season Brooklyn, going 1-for-4 while playing seven innings in the field during his lone rehab appearance. He should be back leading off for the Mets in short order.
The Mets are unsure if they will activate McNeil (hamstring) on Saturday, when he is eligible to come off the 10-day injured list, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
He will play seven innings for short-season Brooklyn on Friday, getting time at third base and in the outfield. It sounds like McNeil could come off the injured list any day after Friday, depending on how his hamstring responds. The fact he is going to play some third base suggests he could displace Todd Frazier at the hot corner when activated.
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