The New York Mets purchased the contract of outfielder Chris Aguila from Triple-A New Orleans to fill the roster spot opened when Abraham Nunez was designated for assignment.
Aguila was mashing in New Orleans: .308 17 HR 40 RBI’s in 221 at-bats. He spent parts of 2004-2006 with the Florida Marlins with a .234 career average.
After the loss to the D-Backs last night the Mets announced that Abraham Nunez was designated for assignment. There wasn’t a corresponding addition to the roster but Omar Minaya told reporters that it would probably be a position player.
There’s been some speculation that the player added to the roster may be Jose Valentin. He went to Triple-A New Orleans a few days ago to continue his rehab from a neck injury.
Nick Evans, who came up to the Mets with a bang in Colorado, was sent back down to the minors today. He’ll be replaced on the roster by Abraham Nunez.
Evans was assigned to Double-A Binghamton. Nunez was picked up on May 19 after being release by the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a 32 year old infielder that was only hitting .135 in 15 games at Triple-A New Orleans.
The New York Mets signed infielder Abraham Nunez to a minor league contract today. He was released by the Milwaukee Brewers and was playing at their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville where he was hitting .210 with 8 RBI’s in 105 at-bats. Nunez was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. He’s a career .242 hitter in 11 seasons.