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Mets to call up Akeel Morris from Port St. Lucie

The Mets announced a surprising roster move.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have announced that relief pitcher Akeel Morris, who has thus far spent all of the 2015 season with the High-A St. Lucie Mets, is on his way to New York and expected to be activated on Monday. In 23 appearances for St. Lucie, Morris has a 1.74 ERA with 44 strikeouts and 14 walks in 31 innings of work.

Morris was ranked 25th on our list of the Mets' top twenty-five prospects coming into the 2015 season. The 22-year-old has been in the Mets' system since 2010 and spent time in major league spring training this year, but he has not yet pitched in a regular season game above High-A.

The Mets have not yet announced what its corresponding roster move will be for Morris. Given the current state of their roster, they could option one of the thirteen other pitchers or perhaps Eric Campbell to the minors, assuming nobody on the roster needs to go on the disabled list. But Morris is already on the 40-man roster, so the team does not need to clear a spot there.