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Mets call up Luis Guillorme to take Asdrubal Cabrera’s roster spot

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Guillorme had a stint in the big leagues earlier this season.

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Having traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies last night, the Mets are set to call up Luis Guillorme to take his spot on the roster, according to Tim Healey. Guillorme has been in Las Vegas since the Mets optioned him following his first major league stint earlier this season, which came to an end after the 23-year-old made a couple of defensive mistakes at third base in one game.

In his brief time in the big leagues, Guillorme played in 29 games and made 64 plate appearances with a .172/.250/.207 line and a 30 wRC+. Known for his defensive prowess, he’s fared well at the plate in his time in Triple-A this year with a .301/.376/.404 line and a couple of home runs. Those aren’t monster numbers for Vegas and the Pacific Coast League, but even that sort of hitting could make Guillorme a valuable major league player.

Guillorme joins an infield mix that includes Amed Rosario, Jeff McNeil, Phillip Evans, Wilmer Flores, and Jose Reyes. Considering where the Mets are in the standings at this point in the season, the young guys should play as much as possible—which would mean Reyes finally getting benched and McNeil, Guillorme, and Evans getting the time at second and third base. It’ll be a pleasant surprise if the Mets actually do that.