Barajas began a rehab assignment Thursday with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Mets and has hit .182 with a homer and three RBIs in three games. Manuel isn't worried that Barajas has not caught a full game yet.
"He's veteran enough to where he can crawl out of bed and catch," Manuel said.
Barajas hit .228 with 12 home runs before he suffered the injury. Josh Thole has started in his place.