The Mets have activted Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Eric Campbell Triple-A Las Vegas. While the Cuddyer activation was expected to happen today, there was some mystery surrounding who the Mets would choose to send down to the minors: utility man Eric Campbell or rookie outfielder Michael Conforto?
The Mets have chosen the former. In his young major league career, Conforto has hit .222/.326/.389 with one home run and in 43 major league plate appearances. He is in the team's starting lineup tonight, which Cuddyer is not. The two outfielders figure to share playing time going forward.
Cuddyer has hit .250/.303/.380 this season. He hit the disabled list on July 22 after been dealing with an ailing knee for over a month. Cuddyer hit just .211/.237/.311 in June, and he started just six games in July—though he hit .310/.355/.517 in 31 plate appearances in those starts and a few appearances off the bench. The two-time all-star has underwhelmed so far, but hopefully he can kick it into gear down the stretch and play a big part in the Mets' playoff push.