The Mets have promoted another arm.
Drew Gagnon has been recalled from Triple A Syracuse.
This time the casualty isn’t another pitcher. It’s infielder Luis Guillorme who was sent down in a corresponding roster move.
This leaves the Mets without a true backup shortstop on the big league roster and leaves us with these following takeaways from Mickey Callaway.
- Jeff McNeil is now the team’s backup shortstop.
- Todd Frazier will not be the everyday third baseman when he returns.
- JD Davis will start to see time in the outfield going forward.
Drew Gagnon was unimpressive over 12 innings for the Mets in 2018, sporting an ugly 5.25 ERA. He is coming off an impressive performance on Thursday, where he held Pawtucket to a run over 5. 1 innings. He threw 87 pitches in the game, so he may not be ready to pitch for another day or so.
After an impressive spring, Guillorme was used sparingly, only receiving 9 at bats. He will presumably play everyday in Syracuse.