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Worth noting

• Eric Young, Jr. -- who is rehabbing his strained right hamstring -- went 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts in two games with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday. He also stole a base and scored a run. He could return to the Mets early this week.

• The team's other injured outfielder, Juan Lagares, isn't as close to returning from a right intercostal strain. Collins said he's running, throwing and hitting off of a tee.

"He's not doing any rigorous baseball stuff yet," Collins said. "He's a long way -- when I say a long way, he's days from getting in the lineup for sure."

Curtis Granderson, who has been nursing a sore left calf, made his return to the lineup Sunday, batting first and playing center field. He made his presence known right away with a leadoff homer in the first.

Tim Healey is an associate reporter for
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