The Mets will activate Todd Frazier from the disabled list ahead of tonight’s game. Frazier had been out since July 8th due to a strained left ribcage muscle. This is Frazier’s second significant DL stint of the season, after being remarkably healthy for his entire career prior to his Mets tenure. He played the final of his four rehab games for High-A St. Lucie on Wednesday and is ready to rejoin the team to take on the Braves at Citi Field.
Phillip Evans will be heading to the disabled list to make room on the roster for Frazier, after leaving Wednesday’s game with knee discomfort. Evans has been diagnosed with a non-displaced tibia fracture.
Meanwhile, the Mets are also calling up Bobby Wahl from Triple-A Las Vegas. Wahl was one of the two prospects the Mets got in return for Jeurys Familia from the Oakland A’s. The 26 year-old right hander boasts a 2.20 ERA and 14.6 K/9 in Triple-A this season between Nashville and Las Vegas. However, despite his high upside, he still has iffy secondaries and some issues with control; he has walked 19 batters in 45 innings pitched in the minor leagues this season.
Wahl will take the roster spot of Jacob Rhame, who has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
This is the first look the Mets will get at one of their 2018 deadline acquisitions and this big league stint will help them determine if Wahl will be a piece in what will need to be a revamped bullpen in 2019.