Minor League Mets- Murphy, Niese, Armas and Knight

Double-A Binghamton outfielder Dan Murphy was promoted to Triple-A New Orleans. It’s a well deserved promotion for Murphy. He hit .308 with 13 HR and 67 RBI’s at Binghamton. He’s definitely a candidate to make a contribution at the big league level late this season or next year.

Double-A pitcher Jon Niese was promoted to Triple-A New Orleans and may be a candidate to make a spot start for the big club next week. The Mets will need a starter on August 11th and Niese may get the call against Pittsburgh in a makeup game.

Tony Armas, Jr. is scheduled to have hernia surgery this week.

USA Olympian Brandon Knight has cleared waivers and is being assigned back to Triple-A New Orleans. He’s with the Olympic team now in California.

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