New York Mets President Steve Tisch said Tuesday the team is expected to begin training camp in mid-August, with a number of new players expected to start camp with the team.
The team was scheduled to start its training camp on Aug. 21, with several key pieces still on the bubble, including first baseman Mark Reynolds, catcher Tyler Austin and first baseman Matt Harvey.
But the Mets are likely to open training camp later this month, according to Tisch.
A team source told The Associated Press that Reynolds is “almost certainly” going to return from his minor league rehab stint, while Austin and Harvey are “likely” to miss time.
Harvey is scheduled to open camp on July 12.
Tisch said the team has been trying to keep the roster spot open for Harvey as it waits for the new players to arrive.
Harvey had not been in a Mets uniform since he was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas in the offseason.
The Mets’ 2017 season began with a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, before the team fell in the second game of a three-game set to the New York Yankees.
Harvey played the final two games of the series before being traded to the Yankees in a three player deal in December.
The 2016 Mets season ended after a five-game sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays.
The team went on to win its second World Series title.