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Wilfredo Tovar to join Mets in D.C.

With Dilson Herrera possibly out the rest of the year with am injured quad, the Mets will add light-hitting middle infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the team when they open a three-game series Tuesday in Washington D.C. against the Nationals.

Wilfredo Tovar hit .282 in 78 games for Double-A Binghamton this season.
Wilfredo Tovar hit .282 in 78 games for Double-A Binghamton this season.
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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.