The Mets made a roster move to bring in Tobi Stoner from Triple-A Buffalo this afternoon. The surprise is that they designated Mike Jacobs for assignment instead of Raul Valdes. But after a 20 inning marathon last night they could use 13 pitchers on the roster for at least a day.
According to MLBTradeRumors, Jacobs does have an option left. So he could be forced to go to Buffalo. The Mets don’t typically force veterans to the minors though. They’ll probably release Jacobs if he requests it.
The big question is where this leaves the Mets at first base. They can certainly go for a while with Fernando Tatis, but not too long. And they’re certainly not going to go with 13 pitchers on the roster for long.
Daniel Murphy was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 4th retroactive to March 31st, so he can come back to the team any day now. The current prognosis is for Murphy to be ready at the end of April or early May.
Ike Davis could be on the way to Citi Field this week. Let the rumors start flying. He’s hitting .364 with 2 HR’s and 4 RBI’s in 10 games at Buffalo.
What do you think? Is it too early to bring him up?