The Mets designated outfielder Jake Hager for assignment, the team announced. Right-hander Jordan Yamamoto was called up from Triple-A, and southpaw Stephen Tarpley was activated off the COVID-related injury list.
New York just selected Hager to the roster a week ago. The 28-year-old earned that promotion with a fantastic start to the year at Triple-A Syracuse, hitting .405/.436/.703 with three homers in 39 plate appearances. Hager only tallied eight plate appearances with the big league club this week, collecting one hit (a single). The Mets will have a week to trade him or expose him to outright waivers.
Yamamoto and Tarpley will add some depth to a New York pitching staff that went through seven relievers in last night’s 12-inning victory over the Marlins. Both hurlers have pitched in one game for the Mets this season.
I thought he was a wrestler…
He’s multi talented
We the People do not approve of this move
You must not be in his Inner Circle.
Not sure about this move. We don’t have enough position players. Why not DFA Tarpley instead?
Probably needed as LHP depth now that Zamora got claimed by Seattle.
Welcome to the Mariners, Jake
Tarpley is horrible, i would of kept Hager and sent down Lee, nice defender but Lee strikes out too much
I would not send down Lee and keep Hager because you would still need to get someone else off the 40 man roster and after all the pitchers used the other day you needed Yamamoto. Unless you are giving up on Lee already as a prospect you just traded for and brought up way too early.
@Flyby It was foolish to the point of panicky for the Mets to bring up Khalil just because he might be a hair better this month than the alternative. His swing needs a year of work to turn him into a line drive machine, after which he’ll be a strong prospect.
Bet they’re kicking themselves for letting Heredia walk.
It was not panicky it was lack of options. At the time they brought up Lee they had a ton of players on the 10 day IL ie still on the 40 man roster but cant play. To bring up a different outfielder you would have had to either move someone to the 60 day IL (most are not that far off from returning) or designate someone to be released from the 40 man cuting them from the team. I guess we could have put Conforto or McNeil or Degrom or Davis or Guillorme or Nimmo or another player on the 60 day list and watch a perfectly healthy player sit at home for 40 more days than they need to but that wouldnt be panicky at all.
I guess you could have also designated Lee for assignment off the 40 man roster and see him become the line drive machine you say above in a year or so with another team and have someone that is a hair worse than him play on the MLB team. That would have been the right move and not been “paniky”
No one is kicking anything over Heredia, trust me
I’d love to hear the rationale for keeping Tarpley over… well, anyone really.
At least he logged his first MLB hit before going into DFA limbo.
I mean that’s a good perspective to have, even if Hager never takes another MLB at bat again, which I hope he does, he was a first round pick, never really lived up to his billing but he was able to do what a lot of kids and adults wish they could do, get a hit in the MLB.
Now he’s got one of the coolest tokens of all his hard work and dedication for the rest of his life. Hopefully it lights a fire under him and he can prove the Mets wrong, and continues to rake in triple AAA.
I personally think it would be more disheartening if he didn’t get a hit.
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Joey Lucchesi’s outing today is another example of why teams shouldn’t (and don’t) listen to fans when it comes to roster moves. Mets fans wanted Lucchesi gone after one start. Yes, today is just one start as well, but you don’t dump a talented player because of short-term struggles.
Don’t matter how well Mets are pitching if we keep throwing AAA players out there.