WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Yoenis Cespedes did more outfield and base-running drills on Tuesday, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
“All things continue to go in a positive direction,’’ Van Wagenen said Tuesday.
He declined to declare what Cespedes’ next step might be.
“He’ll do more of the same,’’ Van Wagenen said. “Every day is a new day. We’ve been pleased with the progress he’s made.”
He’ll likely play in more simulated games later in the week when the team goes to the west coast of the state and pitchers like Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman stay back.
The Mets turned three double plays in the first four innings of a 7-4 win over the Astros, all started by shortstop prospect Andres Gimenez, who has impressed on both sides of the ball this spring.
Dominic Smith went hitless again on Tuesday and is just 3-for-28 this spring.
Jacob deGrom will take the mound Wednesday when the Mets play host to the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. Dellin Betances is scheduled to make his second appearance of the spring.