After starting the season as one side of the Mets' first base platoon, Josh Satin has been optioned to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s to make room for Eric Campbell on the Mets' roster. Like Campbell, Satin played in the minors for a long time before getting a shot in the big leagues. In 283 career plate appearances with the Mets, Satin has hit .250/.350/.361.
Last year, Satin excelled as a part-time player, hitting .279/.376/.405, but he got off to a very cold .107/.265/.179 start this year in 34 plate appearances. It would be foolish to write him off as a major league player permanently, but the Mets are understandably trying something new, as the team has struggled mightily at the plate so far this season.
Whenever Campbell gets into a game, it will be his first as a major league player. The 27-year-old utility-man tore the cover off the ball, even by the lofty standards of Las Vegas, as he hit .355/.442/.525 in 163 plate appearances there this year.