Showing posts with label Called Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Called Up. Show all posts

Friday, April 06, 2012

It's Official, Andres Torres to the DL, Kirk Nieuwenhuis expected to make his entrance

One game into their season and the New York Mets are already sending a player to the disabled list.

New center fielder Andres Torres will land on the 15-day DL before Saturday's game with a strained left calf. It's the same injury that sidelined Torres for two weeks in spring training.

Acquired from San Francisco in December, Torres re-injured the calf ranging back to cut off a ball hit by Tyler Pastornicky in the seventh inning of Thursday's season-opening victory against the Atlanta Braves.
Injuries limited the 34-year-old Torres to 112 games a year ago.

The Mets are expected to recall outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo. Nieuwenhuis, 24, will join the big league club for the first time. He hit .298 with six home runs and 17 doubles in 53 games for Buffalo last season before shoulder surgery put him on the shelf.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Battered Mets : Mike Nickeas on the roster for Niese, Paulino has injured toe..

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Mike Nickeas joined the Mets for Wednesday's matinĂ©e series finale against the Phillies. Nickeas, a catcher, officially takes the roster spot of Jon Niese.

Niese officially has a right intercostal strain, and he hopes to return this season. Scott Hairston (oblique) will be active, at least technically, for the game at Citizens Bank Park but should land on the DL before Friday's game.

Ronny Paulino has an injured toe that may be broken, necessitating a third catcher. An initial X-ray was inconclusive, so Paulino will have another X-ray Thursday. The expectation is Paulino would stay active to pinch-hit, but probably he will need a runner. Paulino suffered the injury on a foul ball while catching.

Hairston and Niese traveled to New York before Wednesday's game.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Mike Baxter is expected to replace Reyes, if he goes on the DL

If Jose Reyes lands on the disabed list which appears the likelihood, OF Mike Baxter is expected to be the call-up, just in time to face his former team, sources told

The 26-year-old Baxter is a native of Whitestone, Queens, who attended Archbishop Molloy before playing with Dave Price at Vanderbilt. He was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on July 22.

Baxter underwent surgery earlier this year to repair left thumb ligaments, which he injured during spring training.

He made his major league debut last Sept. 6 with San Diego and appeared in nine games, although none as a starter. The waiver claim came on the recommendation of former Padres executive Paul DePodesta.

After four games with Class A St. Lucie following the waiver claim while still rehabbing following the surgery, Baxter has played 11 games with Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .256 with a homer and five RBIs.

The lefty-hitting Baxter has played in 147 minor league games at first base.

Here is a  video of  Mike Baxter hitting a bomb to left

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carrasco Called Up, Thayer sent down

The New York Mets recalled pitcher D.J. Carrasco from Triple-A Buffalo while optioning hurler Dale Thayer to the minors.

Carrasco had a 2-3 record with a 3.47 ERA in nine games with Buffalo. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Carrasco would serve primarily as the team's long reliever.

Carrasco, 34, is 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA in eight appearances with the Mets this season. He was demoted in late-April following a stretch of rough outings.

Thayer went 0-1 in four games with a 4.50 ERA.
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