Dario Alvarez will rejoin the Mets on Wednesday
Dario Alvarez has been sidelined with a strained groin since mid-September, and has spent his time at the team’s minor league complex in Port St. Lucie rehabbing the injury.
He recently appeared in an Instructional League game, and he will rejoin the Mets in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Assuming Alvarez is healthy – and there’s no indication yet he’s 100 percent – it’s not clear if he will be a part of the postseason roster. The Mets were hoping he would successfully audition as the team’s left-handed relief specialist for the playoffs, but his lack of availability due to the injury certainly hindered that.
The good news is, there’s still ten days before the playoffs, but the Mets certainly have to get another look at him during the regular season to even consider adding him to the roster next month.
Alvarez has allowed four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings since being promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas in early September.
Before his troubled outing and injury on September 15, Alvarez had retired all five left-handed hitters he had faced.
He held left-handed hitters to a .150 average at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015.