Eric Young Jr. is expected to rejoin the Mets on Monday for the start of the team’s three-game series in St. Louis, Terry Collins told reporters this past weekend.
The Mets are 18-16 when Young has been in the starting lineup this season. They are 18-24 when he’s not.
Young went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored in a rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.
He had been on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain since early June. He has 17 stolen bases and has scored 28 runs, despite hitting just .220 with a .315 OBP.
The Mets could also choose to delay activating Young, and instead promote a relief pitchers to support their bullpen, which worked eight innings on Sunday against the Padres.