The Mets have designated outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski for assignment, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter). His spot on the roster will go to right-hander Bobby Wahl, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas. Additionally, the Mets have reinstated Todd Frazier from the disabled list and placed fellow infielder Phillip Evans on the DL due to a fractured tibia.
Kaczmarski, 26, made his MLB debut earlier this season but appeared in just four games and came to the plate a total of five times — going hitless in that small sample of work. He’s been terrific through 145 plate appearances in an admittedly hitter-friendly setting in the Pacific Coast League this year, batting .357/.421/.444 for New York’s Triple-A affiliate in Vegas.
A former ninth-round pick, Kaczmarski has hit for a solid average and posted quality OBP numbers at every level throughout his minor league career, though he’s done so without much in the power department and has never really proven adept when it comes to stealing bases, either. He has experience at all three outfield spots but has seen quite a bit more action in the corners, specifically in left field, over the course of his pro career. He does have three option years remaining (including this season), as his contract was selected for the first time earlier this year.