Chris Carter Called Up, Catalanotto DFA’d
Earlier today, Joe D. posted a blog saying that 1B/OF Chris Carter is very close to joining the Mets. In it he wrote,
With the Mets’ continuing reluctance to take on additional payroll, they find themselves in the very fortunate (and envious) position of tapping into their minor league system for help that appears to be major league ready and ripe for promotions.
The Mets have a lot of good baseball people in their ranks and I include Omar Minaya when I say that. I’m confident that they are already mulling the additions of 1B/OF Chris Carter and RHP R..A. Dickey, and that their callups are just days away.
According to SNY, the Mets have in fact promoted Chris Carter from Triple-A Buffalo, and designated Frank Catalanotto for assignment after tonight’s 3-2 loss to the Nationals.
“The Animal”, as he is called due to his intensity for the game, should be in uniform and ready to play tomorrow night as the Mets play the second game of their series with the Nationals.
As was posted earlier today, Carter is now batting .339 with a .395 on-base and a .615 slugging percentage. He has 20 RBIs, 16 runs scored and most surprising of all is that he has just 8 strikeouts, a rarity for power hitters like Carter.
Welcome to the Mets Chris Carter!
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