Instead of activating both Javier Bez (back spasms) and Francisco Lindor (oblique) for their series finale with the Dodgers on Sunday, the Mets have opted to only bring back Bez for today's game.Bez will return before facing live pitching, and having served the minimum 10-day Jorge Polanco Jersey stint on the IL.As for Lindor, the Mets' performance staff is being cautious with him, and due to the off day tomorrow, the hope is that he can return on Tuesday when the Mets begin their home stand against the Giants.Lindor has checked all of the boxes thus far, facing live pitching and taking batting practice Blake Parker Jersey from both sides of the plate, along with doing fielding and running drills.The 27-year-old Lindor Willians Astudillo Jersey has been out since July 17 with a Grade 2 right oblique strain, and for at least one more contest, Bez will be at shortstop in his absence.Scroll to ContinueAnd speaking of Bez, the Mets will need him to be Dr. Jekyll, as opposed to the free swinging Mr. Hyde, this afternoon if they hope to Kennys Vargas Jersey avoid a four-game sweep by the Dodgers.Bez must get things going at the plate, as he began his Mets' career with a brutal 6-for-35 stretch.The Mets have opted to sit left-handed batters Michael Conforto, Dom Smith and Jeff McNeil this afternoon due to the matchup with southpaw David Price. But on the bright side, Bez will be back in the lineup for the Glen Perkins Jersey first time since August 8.In order to make room for Bez, the Mets optioned reliever Geoff Hartlieb to Triple-A.