The Mets have activated third baseman Todd Frazier, placed relief pitcher Justin Wilson on the injured list with soreness in his pitching elbows, recalled infielder Luis Guillorme, and sent relief pitcher Paul Sewald back to Triple-A Syracuse. All of those moves come at a time that Amed Rosario is feeling flu-like symptoms and Robinson Cano is out of the lineup with a hand injury.
Frazier has been on the injured list since Opening Day. In 472 plate appearances with the Mets last year, he hit 18 home runs with a .213/.303/.390 line and a 93 wRC+. That made for a disappointing first season in Queens and was, by wRC+, his worst season in the big leagues. Mickey Callaway indicated earlier today that Frazier’s playing time would come at third base, and J.D. Davis will see the biggest change in playing time, with Jeff McNeil still starting regularly.
Wilson signed a two-year deal with the Mets over the offseason, and in a tiny sample of eight-and-one-third innings, he has a 3.24 ERA and 6.45 FIP this year. Paul Sewald has spent five innings in the bigs this year and has a 3.60 ERA and 7.09 FIP. Wilson had an MRI on his elbow, and it came back fine.
Last but not least, Guillorme opened the season with the team but was demoted recently, leaving the Mets with zero other shortstops on the active roster, a fact that Mickey Callaway pointed out to the press over the weekend after Rosario made a bunch of errors. In ten plate appearances at the major league level this year, Guillorme has hit .111/.200/.111 with a -6 wRC+.