The Mets are calling up outfielder Nick Plummer from Triple-A today, creating space on the active roster by optioning Yoan Lopez, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter).
Lopez was only just coming back from suspension. Despite spending a fair amount of time in the news this season, Lopez has been a surprisingly small-time contributor on the diamond, with just two appearances spanning three innings on the season.
Plummer, meanwhile, takes on a somewhat important role as the Mets’ fourth outfielder in the wake of Travis Jankowski’s injury. Plummer was brought in this offseason for this exact contingency, of course. The southpaw-swinging outfielder has slashed .250/.313/.511 across 99 plate appearances in Triple-A so far this season, his first year with the Mets organization after spending the rest of his career as a Cardinals’ farmhand.
The Mets could give Plummer decent run as a fourth outfielder backing up Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo, and Mark Canha, especially given that Nimmo is currently dealing with a sore wrist. Nimmo is expected to be out until Monday, per DiComo. The Mets might take these couple of days to get Plummer’s feet wet, but they could also turn to Jeff McNeil or Dominic Smith in the grass.
They’re not gonna play Dom in the OF they’ve made that clear.
Dom Smith is really not that bad in the OF but with their versatility, it shouldn’t need to come to that.
I think he really is that bad and in the long run it’d cancel out his offensive contributions
He could fart in the OF and it would cancel out his offensive contributions this year
Heh, well, yea there’s that too
Favorite comment of the day!! 🙂
Nimmo injured? That’s a surprise.
Guess the Mets just wanted to get Lopez’s suspension out of the way.
Did somebody call a Plummer?
I guess we can stop being so excited about Khalil Lee
Where is Lee anyway? He has not been up since Bud is managing.
Lee is getting an education in triple aaa. Mets trying to be more patient with prospects. That’s what you get with real leadership from Eppler and Buck
Lee is barely even a prospect though, he’s mostly hype. He’s 24 and terrible in his second year at AAA. There’s patience and then there’s false hope.
He was recently sent down to Single A to work on improving after a weak start in Syracuse.
Who was excited about Khalil Lee? He’s not going to amount to much
I’ve see him overhyped quite a bit on blogs and such. Not that anyone thinks of him as a superstar but I’ve seen talk of “future lead off hitter” and such. He’ll be lucky to be a viable 4th OFr in my opinion.
At least the water leaks in the locker room can FINALLY get fixed,
Now that the Mets have their own PLUMMER !!
Yes, but he charges a million dollars just to show up.
You Can Put It In The Books
Citi Field was electric tonight.
Awe come on , the Mets suck it’s early
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Completely makes sense