The Mets have placed infielder J.D. Davis on the 10-day injured list due to a left hand contusion, the team announced. Davis’ placement is retroactive to April 7. In corresponding moves, infielder Jose Peraza’s contract was selected from the alternate training site, and right-hander Franklyn Kilome was designated for assignment to open up a 40-man roster spot for Peraza.
Davis was hit on the hand by a Chase Anderson fastball during Tuesday’s game and hasn’t since been back on the field. X-rays on both Davis’ hand and left wrist were negative, and it doesn’t sound as if Davis will miss much or any time beyond the minimum stay on the injured list, though an IL placement seems necessary if Davis isn’t yet ready to play.
Luis Guillorme and Jonathan Villar have filled in at third base in Davis’ absence, and Peraza might also join this mix. Signed to a minor league deal back in November, Peraza saw pretty close to everyday duty for the Reds as a second baseman, shortstop, and eventually as a super-utility option in 2017-19, but Cincinnati non-tendered the infielder due to a lack of hitting. The problems at the plate continued for Peraza with the Red Sox last season, as he batted just .225/.275/.342 over 120 PA in 2020.
Peraza drew some top-100 prospect attention prior to the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and Kilome also isn’t far moved from his days as a highly-touted minor leaguer in the Phillies’ system — Baseball Prospectus included the righty on their top-100 lists every year from 2016-18. Kilome was acquired by the Mets in the Asdrubal Cabrera trade in July 2018, and Kilome then had to undergo Tommy John surgery just a few months later that wiped out his 2019 campaign.
Kilome did make his MLB debut last season, but he was hit hard in every appearance and posted an 11.12 ERA over 11 1/3 innings. It isn’t out of the question that another team could claim Kilome off the DFA wire, given his past prospect pedigree, but that seems to be a risk the Mets are willing to take on the 25-year-old.
Someone will claim kilome
I am very confused by why we are dfa’ing a 25 year old with legitimate upside who was universally included in our top 10-15 prospects to promote the likes of peraza when we already have villar and guillorme on the 26 man and could have brought up khalil lee without a corresponding move
We can only hope
Nope, apparently not. The Mets just assigned him to their alternate site.
Why would you designate kilome when betances could go on 60 day and you don’t have to worry about a spot then.
Thanks to cheating pitchers hitting players for no reason.
Cult of Dickie Thon
Anderson is known for having control issues and he didn’t hit Davis on purpose.
This comment is baseless.
Ian Theodore Fanthemson
Mr. Peraza – the former Braves #1 prospect.
Few years from now, we will be hearing about Pache DFA’d by X team.
“On July 30, 2015, in a three-team trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Peraza, Mat Latos, Michael Morse, Bronson Arroyo, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, and Luis Avilán, while the Miami Marlins acquired minor league pitchers Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham, and Kevin Guzman, and the Braves received Héctor Olivera, Paco Rodriguez, minor league pitcher Zachary Bird and a competitive balance draft pick for the 2016 MLB Draft.”
Ok thank you for clarifying. I thought Jose Peraza was Oswaldo’s big brother. A Yankee’s prospect that is likely going nowhere. He is rated or ranked right below Jasson Dominguez in the farm system.
He didn’t hit him on purpose don’t be sour considering conforto intentionally moved into a pitch to win a game that’s pretty low and “cheating” if you ask me, it’s not a ball getting away from someone
Mets don’t have anyone on their roster who can play 3B adequately LOL.
Guillorme is clearly a MI.
Clearly? Maybe to you but 30/30 teams would take this guy lol
What are they doing??? FK should be in the AAA rotation all year. They don’t have a deep AAA rotation and he’s got some upside Bats cds to the 60 was the correct move
Kilome is terrible, dont mind this move at all
He’s got decent minor league stats
Kilorme may turn out to be nothing but what will Peraza do and we have others who could be let go who have proved they dont belong not just a cup of coffee.
IMO they had Kilorme using breaking stuff almost half the time
this fastball is good enough that it was the wrong way to go
Taking Kilome in exchange for offloading Cabrera was like getting nothing in return. I do hope things work out for Kilome, but whatever he has to offer the Mets right now just isn’t good enough for a roster spot [anywhere] in the NL East.