Mets option Jordany Valdespin to Las Vegas, activate Scott Atchison

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With Scott Atchison recalled to fortify an overworked bullpen, Jordany Valdespin has been optioned to Las Vegas.

The Mets have activated Scott Atchison from the disabled list and optioned outfielder-slash-second-baseman Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A Las Vegas. With Carlos Torres filling in for Matt Harvey in the starting rotation tonight, the Mets' bullpen was short before the team's eleven-inning loss on Friday night.

With the Mets since Opening Day, Valdespin rarely played and struggled mightily when he did. In 144 plate appearances, he hit .188/.250/.316 with a .253 wOBA and 59 wRC+. For reference, the league average hitter in the big leagues this year has a .314 wOBA and 97 wRC+. Given the fact that he was barely playing, Valdespin is probably better off playing regularly in Vegas.

Atchison last appeared on June 18, but he left that game immediately as he was injured while warming up on the mound. The last time he threw a pitch for the Mets was on May 13. In 18.0 innings, he put up a 4.50 ERA and 4.12 FIP, neither of which was particularly good.

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