Kevin Kiermaier (illness) went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup Monday against the Orioles.
Kiermaier was limited to bench duties on Sunday after leaving early on Friday and Saturday due to illness, but he's starting to feel closer to normal now. The 27-year-old is batting .260/.345/.364 with one homer and four steals through 21 games to begin the year.
Zack Cozart (wrist) went 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in his return to action Monday against the Brewers.
Cozart sat out Sunday's game due to some nagging soreness in his left wrist, but it appears that the rest did him some good. The 31-year-old is off to an excellent start this season, batting .386/.471/.684 with one homer, nine RBI, and a 12/10 K/BB ratio through 17 games.
Matt Reynolds is expected to join the Mets on Tuesday.
No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal notes that Reynolds has primarily been playing left field this season, so he could provide some insurance between the outfield and infield. The 26-year-old hit .225/.266/.416 with three homers and 13 RBI over 96 plate appearances with the Mets last season.
Zack Greinke fanned 11 while allowing one run over six innings Monday in a defeat of the Padres.
Greinke has his ERA down to 2.93, and he's sporting a 31/6 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings. Of course, it's helped a whole bunch that he's gotten to face the Padres twice in a row. Before that, he had a 4.32 ERA and a 14/5 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings over three starts. Things will get a little more difficult with back-to-back starts against the Rockies coming up.
Jhoulys Chacin was tagged for seven runs in six innings by the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Taking one for the team, Chavez was sent back out for the sixth even after giving up a grand slam in the fifth that made the score 6-0 Diamondbacks. By start this year, Chacin has allowed nine, zero, four, zero and now seven runs. He's "due" for one of his good starts Sunday against the Giants, though that's mostly because the Giants aren't hitting.