With their three-game series in Miami set to begin tonight, the Mets called up Carlos Gomez, designated Keon Broxton for assignment, called up Paul Sewald, and placed Michael Conforto on the 7-day injured list for concussions.
Gomez is in the Mets’ lineup tonight and playing right field as he makes his return to the team with which he made his major league debut in 2007. He had a down year in the big leagues last year, but the 33-year-old was hitting well for Triple-A Syracuse before the call-up. He was not on the Mets’ 40-man roster before today, which necessitated a move to clear space for him—the move being the Broxton DFA.
Enticed by his combination of power and speed, the Mets traded for Broxton over the winter, but in just 53 plate appearances for them this year, he hit just .143/.208/.163 with four stolen bases.
Conforto has been one of the best hitters in baseball so far this year, and he will surely be missed for however long he’s on the injured list. And Sewald gives the Mets an extra arm for tonight, at least, as the team will have to send someone down to the minors tomorrow when it activates Steven Matz, who did not have a rehab stint and last pitched in a game on May 3, to start tomorrow afternoon.