The Acostalypse appears to be over.
Following the team's loss this afternoon, the Mets announced that Justin Turner will hit the disabled list, and Omar Quintanilla and Chris Schwinden will be recalled from Buffallo in time for tomorrow's game. While it's not yet official, there are multiple reports that Manny Acosta will be designated for assignment.
Turner sprained his ankle on an awkward play at first base as he attempted to get back to the bag in a rundown. Terry Collins expects Turner to miss at least two-to-three weeks. With Ronny Cedeno out on a day-to-day basis with an injury of his own, the Mets plan to start Quintanilla at the position tomorrow. Since Quintanilla is not on the 40-man roster, a corresponding move is necessary, and that's where designating Acosta for assignment comes into play.
Turner was hitting .269/.315/.343 at the time of his injury. Quintanilla has hit .280/.345/.493 in Buffalo this year, but his past success with the bat in Triple-A has never translated to the big leagues in 582 plate appearances.
Acsota was generally underrated in 2010 and 2011 with the Mets, but he has been dreadfully bad in 2012. He posted an 11.86 ERA and 6.76 FIP in 22.0 innings of work this year.
Schwinden has bounced back and forth between Buffalo and Queens this year. In 43 innings with Buffalo, Schwinden has a 2.72 ERA and 3.53 FIP. With the Mets, however, he has made two starts and lasted a total of 8.0 innings with an 11.25 ERA and 10.37 FIP.