NEW YORK (AP) — National League batting leader Jeff McNeil has been reinstated from the injured list by the New York Mets.
The team also placed backup catcher Tomás Nido on the seven-day injured list with a concussion and selected the contract of veteran catcher René Rivera from Triple-A Syracuse. Reserve outfielder Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment.
McNeil missed 10 days with a strained left hamstring and returned on the first day he was eligible to come off the IL. He was available off the bench Saturday night against the first-place Atlanta Braves.
New York began the day two games out of a playoff spot.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway says McNeil will be back in the starting lineup Sunday afternoon, probably at second base.
McNeil, who made the All-Star team this year in his first full major league season, was batting an NL-best .332 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and a sparkling .929 OPS in 105 games.