The Mets added outfielder/infielder Patrick Kivlehan to their Triple-A roster in Las Vegas today, reports Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal (via Twitter). Helfand had previously reported that Bryce Brentz would miss the next four to six weeks after incurring a broken bone when fouling a ball into his foot, so Kivlehan, who was recently released by the Reds, will help to fill Brentz’s spot for the time being.
Kivlehan, 28, logged a career-high 204 plate appearances with the Reds last season but struggled to a .208/.304/.399 batting line. He spent the entire season on Cincinnati’s big league roster and walked at a 10.8 percent clip while also showing some decent pop in his bat, slugging nine homers, five doubles and a triple while posting a .191 ISO in a part-time role. He had trouble making contact on a consistent basis, however, as evidenced by a 29.9 percent strikeout clip.
Through his first 47 plate appearances with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in 2018, Kivlehan hit just .167/.255/.167 with 15 strikeouts against two walks. He’ll head to a more hitter-friendly environment in Vegas as he looks to boost his production closer to the .251/.306/.424 output he’s managed in his Triple-A career. In addition to giving the Mets some coverage in the outfield corners, he also has experience at both corner-infield slots.
He’ll fit right in with the rest of the New York Reds.
Another ex-Mariner joins NYM.
More like another ex-Red. They’re becoming the New York Reds and they’re even playing like the Cincinnati Reds.
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Joel Sherman has reported tonight in the NY Post that all of the Mets fans on this blog have defected to report early, directly to the Jets summer camp. Wearing their gang green jerseys and helmets they caught the Jets staff off guard.
Did you see what happened today against the Reds? Something I haven’t seen other then in Beer league softball, they batted out of order, and it cost them a run and the game. The back page of the the post’s headline..That’s So Mest. Their manager said it was an administrative error and it’s was on him..well yea duh.
I think Joel got canned by MLB Network!
Braun batted out of order for Milwaukee 2 yrs ago, no biggy
Is when it costs you the game, and you’re the Mets.
Mets need to blow the team up.. trade everyone .. keep conforto and that’s it .. everyone else can be had
Yeah – because a guy hitting below his weight is untradeable…
Three things that you can do to make the Met’s a better team. If you use self discipline you can force the Wilpon’s to sell!
1-Don’t show up for games at Citifield. Embarrass the Wilpon’s with really bad attendance.
2-Don’t buy Met’s gear. Save your money.
3-Don’t watch SNY during gametime and make their ratings plummet.
why conforto cant even hit 200.. blow it up keep cabby and nim. degrom and snydergaard
Oh man, I’d pick this apart but it’s just too easy… thanks for the laugh tho
Hope he keeps the Mets lineup in order