To make room for the imminent promotion of pitcher Rafael Montero, the Mets have optioned infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets originally optioned Montero to make room for Muno; now the reverse is happening. Montero is scheduled to start Tuesday in Miami.
Muno, who predominantly played second base in the minors, appeared in four games with the Mets. In the first three of those games, he came in as a pinch hitter. He started as the designated hitter in Sunday's game against the Yankees. The 26-year-old had one hit and one stolen base in six plate appearances with the Mets. Muno had a solid 2014 campaign with the Las Vegas 51s. The infielder hit .259/.372/.418 in 435 plate appearances. In a slow start in 2015, he posted a .544 OPS in a small sample.
This move leaves the Mets with only four bench players: Ruben Tejada, John Mayberry Jr., Anthony Recker, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. David Wright is expected to return from the disabled list within the next week.