The Mets designated outfielder Nick Plummer for task and chosen the contract of right-hander R.J. Alvarez from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. New York has additionally formally positioned right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day injured listing as a consequence of an indirect pressure (as was previously reported), optioned righty Adonis Medina to Syracuse and recalled right-hander Stephen Nogosek from Syracuse. They’ll must make an extra transfer tomorrow when they select top prospect Brett Baty to the 40-man roster for his MLB debut.
Plummer, 26, was a first-rounder by the Cardinals again in 2015 and reached minor league free company following the 2021 season, by no means having been referred to as as much as the large leagues. The Mets inked Plummer to a Main League contract regardless of that lack of MLB expertise, they usually certainly gave him his huge league debut earlier this season. Plummer excited Mets followers with homers in back-to-back video games in late Might, however he went hitless over his subsequent 22 plate appearances earlier than being despatched again to Triple-A Syracuse.
Issues haven’t gone significantly properly for Plummer in Syracuse, both. By 58 video games and 246 plate appearances this season, he turned in a lowly .232/.317/.370 batting line — numbers that loosely align together with his profession .222/.358/.360 output in simply over 2000 profession plate appearances within the minors. He’ll hit waivers or be launched inside the subsequent week, because the passing of the commerce deadline implies that gamers who’re designated for task can now not be traded to different golf equipment.
The 31-year-old Alvarez will probably be taking a Main League mound for the primary time since manner again in 2015 if Showalter calls him into tonight’s recreation. He’s had a pleasant 12 months in Syracuse, pitching to a 3.38 ERA in 34 2/3 frames — albeit with an ugly 13.4% stroll charge in that point. This marks the second time Alvarez has been chosen to the Main League roster in 2022, however he didn’t get right into a recreation earlier than being optioned again to Syracuse and finally designated for task (and subsequently outrighted). He’s up as an additional arm, and the Mets will want one other 40-man transfer for Baty tomorrow, so it may very well be yet one more transient keep on the 40-man roster for the previous Padres and A’s righty.