Showing posts with label Optioned Triple A. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Optioned Triple A. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mets resolve position battles, optioned six players

According to the NY Times, Infielder Jordany Valdespin was optioned to the minor leagues with five other players - LHP Garrett Olson, outfielders Adam Loewen and Matt den Dekker, and catchers Lucas May and Rob Johnson — were reassigned to minor league camp.

The moves helped resolve a number of positional battles as well.

Manager Terry Collins said outfielder Mike Baxter would be the Mets’ left-handed bat off the bench, assuming no one is added from outside their current camp. Collins also said Mike Nickeas would be the backup catcher.

Finally, the Mets are watching reliever Tim Byrdak closely to see whether he can recover from surgery on his right knee to be ready for opening day. If not, of the two left-handed relievers remaining in camp, Daniel Herrera would be the likely candidate to fill in over Josh Edgin.

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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ronny Paulino Activated, Nickeas Optioned

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, The New York Mets activated catcher Ronny Paulino from the disabled list and demoted Mike Nickeas to Triple-A Buffalo.

Paulino signed a $1.3 million free-agent contract in early December to serve as a right-hitting complement to Josh Thole behind the plate.

He had difficulty securing a visa because of a 50-game MLB suspension for a performance-enhancing substance and arrived late to spring training.

Team doctors discovered Paulino had issues with anemia, so Paulino was placed on the disabled list after the remaining eight games of his suspension were completed while his blood levels returned to more normal levels.

He was eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday, but tweaked a side muscle last weekend with Triple-A Buffalo, further stalling his return.

Paulino hit .190 (8-for-42) with four RBIs and a walk in 12 rehab games between Class A St. Lucie and Buffalo.

Manager Terry Collins indicated he plans to platoon the left-hitting Thole and Paulino, with the exception of Thole catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey regardless of the opposing pitcher.

Nickeas hit .250 with 20 at-bats and belted his first major league homer on April 21, off Houston's J.A. Happ.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mejia Optioned to minor league camp

The Mets have stuck to their word and optioned Jenrry Mejia to minor league camp. He will most likely start the year with Triple A Buffalo.

Mejia broke camp with the Mets as a reliever last season, but the Mets resolved even entering spring training to have him work as a starting pitcher in the minors to develop this year.

Friday, March 11, 2011

F-Mart ,Tejada among others optioned back to Triple A

Beltran's tendinitis in his left knee opened up the possibility of  Fernando Martinez  making the opening day roster. Martinez had been seen as one of the players who might assume his place in the lineup. But the 22-year-old outfielder, who has been among the club's most promising prospects, was optioned to Minor League camp along with shortstop Ruben Tejada, third baseman Zach Lutz, infielder Jordany Valdespin and right-handed pitchers Armando Rodriguez, Josh Stinson and Manny Alvarez.

Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, catcher Kai Gronauer and right-handed pitchers John Lujan and Tobi Stone were re-assigned to Minor League camp. Forty-five players, including 12 non-roster invitees, remain in camp.
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