As the Mets' bullpen battles consistency issues as a unit, one key piece may return soon.
Justin Wilson told reporters Tuesday he's "close" to rejoining the team. The lefty reliever was placed on the 10-day injured list last Monday with left elbow soreness. He threw off a mound Monday and threw again Tuesday off flat ground, with a bullpen session scheduled for Wednesday.
Wilson also said he will travel with the Mets to Milwaukee this weekend for their three-game set against the Brewers.
The Mets signed Wilson to a two-year, $10 million deal this offseason to be the primary lefty out of the bullpen.
Through nine appearances this season, the 31-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA and eight strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings. He has not pitched since April 19.