The Mets have struck a minor-league deal with infielder/outfielder Cody Asche, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter). He’ll head to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Asche, who spent camp with the Royals, landed with the Yankees via trade at the start of April. But he was released recently by the Yanks after a brutal start to the Triple-A season. Asche put up a .169/.258/.237 slash with 21 strikeouts in 66 trips to the plate with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
A veteran of five MLB campaigns, the former Phillies third baseman and outfielder appeared only briefly in the majors last year with the White Sox. He carries a lifetime .234/.293/.376 bating line in 1,349 trips tot he plate in the majors.
Will he be turned into a pitcher?
That joke can be made about quite a few teams, but not the Mets.
Lmfaooooo shut up bum
isn’t that the same name as the world’s fastest hot dog eater
That was Takeru Kobayashi, who won the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest with 53¾ hot dogs back in 2006.
Joey Chestnut beat him
and has set several new records since then!
Sandy commented, “With Vargas pitching so well as a starter right now, and Harvey adjusting to become such a valuable reliever we scoured the mlb for another player who can produce similar results. I know you guys don’t believe that we can convert this guy to a pitcher, however you know that his offensive statistics are mediocre. So we will give it a shot. Jeff was behind this as his father was whispering, “anything that is cheap is worth singing at this point”.
Joey Chestnut put that hot dog event on the map!
Mets shopping at the 99© Store