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Mets place Wilfredo Tovar on 60-day disabled list to make room for Addison Reed

The Tovar move opens a spot on the 40-man roster for Reed.

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The Mets have placed shortstop Wilfredo Tovar on the 60-day disabled list to make room for relief pitcher Addison Reed, who the Mets have officially acquired, on the team's 40-man roster. Tovar has spent the season with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s and has not played since August 16. A glove-first player, he hit .283/.327/.356 in the extremely hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League this year.

As for Reed, he's expected to join the Mets on Monday. The 26-year-old has a 4.20 ERA and 3.12 FIP in 40.2 innings this year, all of which he had spent with the Diamondbacks. While putting Tovar on the 60-day disabled list clears the necessary spot to add Reed to the 40-man roster, the Mets will still have to make a move on Monday to make space for him on the active roster. Of the players on the roster right now, Logan Verrett and Hansel Robles have options and could be sent to the minors without issue. Or the Mets could designate someone like Eric O'Flaherty for assignment.