The Mets have officially recalled Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioning Sean Gilmartin back down to Vegas in a corresponding move. Reynolds was on the active roster during the 2015 postseason, but has yet to make his major league debut.
With Wilmer Flores on the disabled list and David Wright no longer able to play a full slate of games, Reynolds will finally get a shot to prove that he belongs on a major league roster. The 25-year-old has struggled this season, hitting just .238/.303/.369 with two home runs in 143 plate appearances in the notoriously hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Reynolds broke out in 2014 in that very same league, hitting .333/.385/.479 with five home runs in 301 plate appearances, but has seen those numbers decline significantly in each of the past two seasons. On the whole, Reynolds has hit .275/.340/.393 while playing mostly at shortstop in 437 minor league games.
Reynolds was ranked as the organization's 12th best prospect before the 2016 season by the Amazin' Avenue staff. Greg Karam referred to the right-handed hitter as having a "likely utility player ceiling" but admitted that his up-and-down minor league career has made him tough to peg.
Gilmartin, meanwhile, will again toil away in Triple-A Las Vegas, waiting for another big league opportunity and wondering why his 2.45 ERA and 2.62 FIP in 62.1 major league innings is not good enough to keep him on the 25-man roster. He pitched five scoreless innings, striking out five and walking none in two games this season.