When rosters expand next week, Kevin Plawecki, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Erik Goeddel will be among the first call-ups, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post.
Plawecki, who saw increased playing time this year because of Travis d'Arnaud's injuries, is hitting .228/.283/.296 in the majors and .205/.247/.288 in the minors. Nieuwenhuis, currently on the disabled list with a pinched nerve in his upper back, has hit .188/.261/.356 between the Angels and the Mets in the majors this year and .298/.353/.644 in the minors. Goeddel, just off the disabled list with a right elbow strain, is currently rehabbing with Binghamton. This year in the majors, Goeddel has put up a 1.96 ERA, 2.87 FIP, and 1.043 WHIP in 23 innings.
With the Mets' bullpen less than consistent, Goeddel's return could be the most effective of the early call-ups. However, even with the vast improvements in offense in the recent month following trade deadline acquisitions, the Mets should take any help they can get for the stretch run.