Ryan Church could be back on the field for the Mets as early as tomorrow. He’s been on pinch hitting duty only since his concussion last week in Atlanta.
The Mets have been taking some heat for letting Church travel to Colorado and pinch hit but he tells the New York Post:
“They didn’t do anything wrong on their part,” Church said last night after returning from a two-day rest mandated by the team. “They asked me, and I was the final say. I told them I could pinch hit.”
Church’s absence has left a crater in the Mets lineup. He’s carried the team over the first two months of the season. His unexpected production has been the most consistent offense that the Mets have had all season.