Asdrubal Cabrera has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will be available for tonight's Mets game against the San Diego Padres. Kevin Plawecki will be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the 25-man roster. Cabrera will be available off the bench tonight should the game survive the weather forecast. Jose Reyes will start at shortstop and bat second.
Cabrera was placed on the disabled list on May 16 (retroactive to May 14) with a left thumb injury—a sprain or a ligament tear, depending on who you asked. Cabrera wrapped up a brief rehab stint last night in Binghamton, playing 10 innings at shortstop over two games of a doubleheader. The infielder is a .257/.339/.381 (98 wRC+) hitter in 33 games this season.
With Travis d’Arnaud’s activation from the disabled list yesterday putting three catchers on the active roster—not to mention Plawecki’s dismal .125/214/.167 (10 wRC+) batting line—a demotion for Plawecki seemed inevitable. Then again, Rafael Montero is now in line to start tonight’s game.