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Doctors have cleared outfielder Endy Chavez to start additional rehab exercises. Chavez will be adding the stationary bike and pool work to his current regiment and hopes to add jogging by next week. Doctors have a current time table of another four to six weeks before Chavez makes his return. Though still sore, Chavez has remained optimistic he can return within three weeks. Via the Post:

“I think how I’m doing is pretty good,” he said before the Mets’ 2-0 victory over St. Louis. “I know I feel sore, but I’m just thinking about three weeks. I think I’m going to be able to play.”

“I feel a little pain, but I know now I can tolerate (it),” he said. “And I know it’s getting good, because I know it’s not going to kill me. At the beginning of my injury, when I felt something I just stopped because I know it was still pretty bad. But right now I’m getting confidence and it’s getting stronger. But I know it’s still weak and sometimes I feel sore.”

It’s obvious Chavez wants to return as soon as possible, but Carlos Gomez has started to adjust to Major League pitching, so Chavez should take as much time as needed to heal – even if it is six weeks. Chavez is a cataylist in the lineup, and his glove is missed in the field, but a healthy Chavez down the stretch run it more important then him coming back too soon and possibly re-injuring his hamstring.

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