Marlon Anderson is headed for the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He’s been struggling through that for a couple of months now. He hasn’t hit much this season at all to the tune of .222/ .259/ .294. Considering that he’s a liability in the outfield, his value to the team is very limited right now.
David Lennon of Newsday reports that Dan Murphy is on his way to Houston from New Orleans and the roster move will be made official when Murphy arrives.
Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that Triple-A player Dan Murphy is being called up for tonight’s game in Houston. There’s no mention of who’s roster spot he’ll take. I would assume it’ll be Nick Evans. Evans hasn’t been playing much and there’s no sense in keeping a young player on the big league roster to sit on the bench. Evans has looked overmatched by big league pitching at times hitting .244/ .286/ .333 so far this season.
Murphy was just promoted from Binghamton to New Orleans and only lasted there one day. More news to come on which player on the active roster will be moved to make room for Murphy.
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.