Wilfredo Tovar will join the Mets' roster for their upcoming series with the playoff bound Nationals beginning on Tuesday in Washington D.C.. The Mets found themselves in need of an extra middle infielder following last night's injury to rookie second baseman Dilson Herrera. Herrera strained his right quadriceps running out a sixth inning single against the Braves and the potential exists that he could miss the remainder of the season.
Tovar, 23, spent the bulk of this season at Double-A Binghamton where hit hit .282 with two home runs an 29 RBIs. Tovar is mostly a singles hitter as he only collected 11 extra base hits in 255 at bats. On the defensive side of things, he manned 47 games at shortstop and 30 games at second base.
This will be Tovar's second cup of coffee with the Mets. In September 2013, he appeared in seven games, going 3-for-15 at the plate and chipped in two RBIs and a stolen base.