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L.J. Mazzilli promoted to Double-A Binghamton

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After completing his 50-day suspension, the second baseman played just five games with St. Lucie before moving up.

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Second baseman L.J. Mazzilli has been promoted to the Double-A Binghamton Mets.

Drafted out of the University of Connecticut in the fourth round in 2013, 24-year-old Mazzilli split 2014 between Savannah, where he hit .292/.363/.428 and St. Lucie, where he hit .312/.363/.456. He also played one game in Triple-A Las Vegas after St. Lucie's season ended, going 1-for-5 with a strikeout. He spent the fall in the Arizona Fall League with the Scottsdale Scorpions, hitting .306/.433/.469.

Mazzilli, son of former Met Lee Mazzilli, was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2015 season for a second positive test of a "drug of abuse," though not a performance-enhancing drug. He played just five games with St. Lucie this year before his promotion, hitting .227/.261/.455.

Following the 2013 season, Amazin' Avenue's Jeff Pasternostro named Mazzilli the tenth-best prospect he saw that year, citing his short leg kick and high hands (and also his cheekbones). Read more here.