Church's bells are no longer ringing, and that's a good thing.
The Daily News is reporting that, according to sources, Ryan Church will return to the New York Mets on Friday against the Astros at Shea Stadium.
As I reported yesterday, Church probably won't come back and be the everyday starting right fielder, but will work his way back, as Fernando Tatis is too hot to bench.
Nick Evans is the guy I see getting demoted for just over a week, as he'll be right back up when the rosters expand at the beginning of September.
It's been a long, crazy trip back for Church, but he's checked out OK this time around. Hallelujah! Amen! Church is almost here!
Oh, and get this guy some protective gear.