The Mets outrighted shortstop Chin-lung Hu to Triple-A, reports MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. With Ike Davis on the DL and David Wright headed there, the team will play Justin Turner at third base, Jose Reyes at shortstop, Ruben Tejada at second base, and Daniel Murphy at first. Nick Evans will be recalled today to take a spot on the bench.
Removing Hu from the 40-man roster drops it to 39 players, leaving a spot for Evans. Another 40-man roster spot will be opened up when Chris Young is moved to the 60-day DL.
Hu, 27, was acquired by the Mets from the Dodgers in December for southpaw Michael Antonini. Hu, who is known for his defense, had one hit and one walk in 23 plate appearances for the Mets this year. He had to clear waivers before being outrighted.