New York Mets setup man Trevor May, who has been in the IL since May 2nd, is scheduled to play live hitters this

Sunday to Port St. Lucie at the team's spring training facility. The plan is to play a few live batting training exercises

during the All Star break before starting a rehab assignment soon afterward. After the second half is completed the

process shouldn't require long to complete the rehab program before May is considered fit to join the Mets the

bullpen. That puts him in the right direction for a return in late July. May attempted to pitch with an arm injury

during the season, which led to an ugly 8.64 ERA across eight appearances. Now that he's healthy, he could be on

the verge of returning back to the reliever who posted the 3.59 ERA across 62 2/3 innings in 2021. May, who is 32 will

probably return to the team to serve as the bridge arm for the elite closer Edwin Diaz. The two relievers who have

been in this position, Drew Smith and Seth Lugo have had their fair share of fluctuations and ups. In addition to Diaz,

Adam Ottavino (2.67 ERA) is the Mets the next the most consistent reliever. It is believed that the Mets are

currently looking at the market for at least one, if not more high-leverage relief arms prior to the deadline on August 2.

Lefty David Robertson and lefty Andrew Chafin are both potential candidates. According to reports DeGrom is scheduled

to play a simulated game Tuesday, in Port St. Lucie at the Mets Spring Training facility. Since an minor league All-Star break