The Mets announced a series of roster moves to reporters Friday, designating outfielder Juan Lagares for assignment and reinstating righty Michael Wacha, shortstop Andres Gimenez and outfielder Jake Marisnick from the injured list (Twitter link via Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News). The team also placed righty Corey Oswalt on the 10-day IL due to biceps tendinitis, optioned right-hander Drew Smith to the alternate training site in Brooklyn and added catcher Patrick Mazeika as the 29th man for today’s doubleheader.
Lagares, 31, was a mainstay on the Mets’ roster from 2013-19 before his 2020 club option was declined at the beginning of this past offseason. He eventually inked a minor league contract with the Padres but elected free agency when the team didn’t include him in its player pool. Lagares wound up returning to the Mets organization and getting called up this week, but he appeared in just two games without taking a plate appearance prior to this DFA. The return of Marisnick, who had been on the injured list since July 28, likely made Marisnick expendable. Both are right-handed-hitting, glove-first outfielders.
Let’s see how long Marisnick stays healthy…he’s still new at being a Met, and may not realize what kind of stuff happens here.
Is Marisnick any better than Lagares? They seem pretty similar from what I can recall of each.
Lagares in his prime was better than Marisnick but now? Who knows? But yea, very similar players.
How is Lagares’ speed anymore?
I think the perception was Marisnick could still be a stud defensively in CF as opposed to Lagares who lost a step. Also, Lagares was only on a minors pact where as the Mets gave up prospects to acquire Marisnick.
Marisnick is definitely better. He would have won a gold glove award had the Astros been able to give him everyday at bats. However his offense held him back from getting that opportunity. Very similar to Kevin Pillar had he played regularly.
I would assume that Lagares is a bit slower now, but I don’t know. I’ll just say he, in his short stint of glory, became one of my favorite players ever. Man, he made some great plays.
Marisnek an Astro Cheater.
“More to come from the Mets is correct”. I keep waiting for the Mets to release a statement saying they have relieved their GM of his duties for conduct detrimental to the team. A person in his position should never make those kind of comments to people who are working under him. Poor leadership skills to say the least.
Wait, he criticised his boss not those working under him, didn’t he? And rightly so.
He criticized the idea of delaying the game by an hour, and assumed it was Manfred’s idea. It was only later where he found out it was the idiot son’s suggestion.
Are we seeing more DFA’s and injuries this year. It seems so.
We are really seeing A very long spring training season.
It would be tough to pay the high ticket/parking/food/souvenirs to
Be in the stands in 2020.
I think you meant 2021.
If they had allowed fans this year. Might be tough in 2021 too……
As always, it is a tough time to be a fan, for half the teams in BB. And, as always, it is a good time to be a fan for half the teams in BB.
Jake Marisnick was represented by Brodie once…. no conflict of interest on Brodie’s part adding this skel.Glad Brodie came out yesterday and confirmed baseball is fixed. Rob Manfred’s slogan is make baseball unwatchable again
Can you explain that? The players wanted to protest, and BVW backed them up.
No he can’t. He’s an idiot.
The return of Marisnick, made Marisnick expendable
Yeah, I caught that one – I’m schizophrenic and so am I – but Steve Adams is human. I’m sure he meant Lagares and would correct it.
I’m sure he did, but apparently he didn’t think it was worth correcting.
Give it a week, lagares will be back
Not if another team wants him.