The Mets are bringing Gary Sheffield back from the disabled list for today’s game against the D-Backs. To make room on the roster, Robinson Cancel has been designated for assignment.
Sheffield hasn’t played in two weeks due to a right hamstring strain. Initially, it was referred to as a cramp. But when he didn’t play for a week the Mets put him on the DL.
The most interesting thing about him coming back is the talk of keeping light-hitting Cory Sullivan in left field. We’ll see how long that lasts. Sullivan is a quadruple-A player that’s only on the roster due to the numerous injuries the Mets have sustained. Starting him over Sheffield in left shouldn’t last long. I’ve been surprised that he’s been playing over Jeremy Reed.