It’s hard to understand the Mets proclivity for having three catchers. It’s especially difficult to understand when they don’t use them as you would expect. The only reason that they would do this is to use Ramon Castro as a pinch hitter but that hasn’t been the strategy when Cancel was on the roster earlier this season. The Mets did use Nick Evans to pinch run for Brian Schneider last night, so I guess that’s what the plan is.
No, not that Reyes! Argenis Reyes is a second baseman at Triple-A New Orleans. He’s being called up to fill Luis Castillo’s spot in the roster. Castillo is going on the disabled list with a strained left hip flexor.
Outfielder Chris Aguila is coming back from New Orleans for his second tour of duty with the Mets this season. He’ll replace Carlos Muniz on the roster. He might even get a start in St. Louis tonight. Jerry Manuel plans to rest Carlos Beltran tonight.
Read the full story from Adam Rubin of the Daily News here.
Trot Nixon’s flight got into JFK around 6:30pm tonight from Tucson. He’s on the active roster for tonight’s game against the Rangers. To make room on the roster Chris Aguila was designated for assignment.
Aguila was 1 for 6 in three games with two strikeouts.
The New York Mets purchased the contract of outfielder Chris Aguila from Triple-A New Orleans to fill the roster spot opened when Abraham Nunez was designated for assignment.
Aguila was mashing in New Orleans: .308 17 HR 40 RBI’s in 221 at-bats. He spent parts of 2004-2006 with the Florida Marlins with a .234 career average.