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Mets call up Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds, place Jose Reyes on disabled list, option Kevin McGowan to minors

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The Mets made some roster moves to compensate for a couple of infield injuries.

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A day after they played Travis d’Arnaud in the infield, where he switched from third base to second base and back quite a few times, the Mets have called up two infielders to help their beleaguered roster: Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds. To make room for those two on the active roster, Jose Reyes was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of his rib cage injury, and relief pitcher Kevin McGowan, who got his first major league call-up recently but did not pitch in a game, was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Wilmer Flores, who also couldn’t play last night because of a rib cage injury, will not be placed on the disabled list at this time.

In the Subway Series finale tonight in Queens, Reynolds will get the start at third base, and it sounds like he’ll continue to see playing time there as long as Flores is sidelined. Though he has spent quite a bit of this season with the big league club, he has made just 53 plate appearances for the Mets and hit .217/.265/.377 with a 53 wRC+ in them.