Thole, Young set for next steps in rehab

Thole, Young set for next steps in rehab

NEW YORK -- Catcher Josh Thole and starter Chris Young are moving on to the next step of their rehabilitation process.

Thole will play in his first live action on Monday since a concussion sidelined him on May 7. Manager Terry Collins said he didn't think Thole would play the entire game, although the coaching staff at the Mets affiliate in Port St. Lucie will determine the amount of innings he'll catch.

The Mets hope Chris Young can return to the Major Leagues and fill a spot in their rotation after an encouraging start on Friday in Port St. Lucie. Young pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and no walks. The next step for Young is to throw at a higher level in the Minor Leagues. Collins said he wasn't sure if Young would be headed to Double-A Binghamton or Triple-A Buffalo for his next start this week.