Worth noting

Worth noting

• Shortstop Ruben Tejada performed "half-moon" running drills around the outer portion of the infield Thursday in his continued rehab from a strained right quad. Tejada will not return from the disabled list this weekend, as manager Terry Collins once hoped, but will participate in baserunning drills Friday, and could see game action as soon as Monday. He has been on the DL since May 7.

• Outfielder Jason Bay took live batting practice Thursday at the team's Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and should appear in Minor League games as a designated hitter next week. Bay has been sidelined since May 24 with a fractured left rib.

• Recovering from a concussion, Josh Thole has begun swinging a bat but has not yet caught in a game. The Mets hope Thole will appear behind the plate for the first time Friday in an extended spring game.