Before their game against the Reds tonight at Citi Field, the Mets made a few roster moves, officially activating Javier Báez, optioning right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams to Triple-A Syracuse, designating left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda for assignment, and outrighting right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick to Syracuse.
Those moves settle the team’s active roster, at least for now, after the Mets got Báez and Williams from the Cubs in a trade that sent outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong to Chicago.
In 361 plate appearances this year, Báez has hit .248/.292/.484 with 22 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 16 attempts. He’ll slot in as the Mets’ regular shortstop until Francisco Lindor returns from the injured list.
As for Williams, he’s spent the vast majority of the past several years in the big leagues. But in 58.2 innings so far this year, he has a 5.06 ERA and 4.52 FIP with 9.36 strikeouts, 3.38 walks, and 1.53 home runs allowed per nine innings.