The Mets have acquired infielder JT Riddle from the Reds, according to Doug Gray of the Redleg Nation blog (Twitter link). Riddle has mostly played at Triple-A Louisville this season, but also made two appearances with Cincinnati at the big league level.
A veteran of six MLB seasons, Riddle received most of his playing time as a semi-regular with the Marlins from 2017-19, with 223 of his 252 career games coming during those three seasons. After playing 23 games with the Pirates during the shortened 2020 season, Riddle got into just four games with the Twins in 2021.
Riddle has mostly played shortstop during his career, but has expanded his defensive repertoire to become a super-utility type over the last three years. He’ll provide the Mets with a Triple-A depth option in the event of an injury to one of their regular infielders. Known more for his glove and his versatility than his bat, Riddle has hit .233/.261/.354 over 797 career plate appearances in the majors.