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Tomas Nido on verge of making Mets return

Tomas Nido is predicted to return to the Mets on Tuesday, hoping his second activation off the injured record from a sprained left thumb goes higher than the primary.

After his first time again lasted only one recreation, Nido performed in a pair of rehab video games with Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend and responded properly, making the catcher more likely to be activated on Tuesday towards the Cardinals.

“He feels really good from catching the two games,” supervisor Luis Rojas stated earlier than Monday’s 7-0 loss to St. Louis. “Just swinging, hitting the ball, the thumb feels OK catching. He’s good.”

Nido, who went 3-for-7 on the rehab task, was again at Citi Field on Monday taking batting observe throughout a scheduled time off. Patrick Mazeika has served because the Mets’ second catcher in his absence.

James McCann, in the meantime, began his sixth straight recreation behind the plate on Monday and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He was coming off a productive sequence towards the Yankees during which he went 3-for-9 with a double, triple, residence run, six RBIs and three walks.

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“It’s good to see Mac swinging like that. It’s the best I’ve seen him swing,” Rojas stated. “He’s pulling the ball, he’s not limiting himself to openly hitting the ball to right field where I think he gets in trouble sometimes. You see him hit a couple foul balls and next thing you know he’s 1-2 and he’s battling. He’s not thinking straightaway center, and he’s able to pull what he can pull and he goes the other way when he can go the other way like the sac fly [Sunday].”

“Good approach right now,” Rojas stated. “The way he’s swinging and other guys down there are swinging, they can connect the top [of the lineup] and the top is going to come with runners in scoring position or some traffic.”

Noah Syndergaard threw a touch-and-feel bullpen on Monday and stays on observe to face hitters in stay batting observe later within the week. It will probably be his first time dealing with hitters since Aug. 26 — the primary outing of his second rehab task getting back from Tommy John — after which he examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Jacob deGrom (elbow) continued his throwing program from 90 ft Monday and can “probably” progress to throwing off a mound this week, per Rojas. … Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) ran the bases and took batting observe as he continues making an attempt to return again from the IL sooner than anticipated.