Minor League Report: Harvey Could Be Called Up By June 1st, Other Notables

An article by posted on May 21, 2011

For several weeks now, there has been a lot of talk about when Matt Harvey will be bumped up to Binghamton.  According to sources, It may not be long from now.  

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reports that the Mets could call up Matt Harvey up to Binghamton around June 1st.  

As I’ve said, Matt Harvey’s real test will come when he is called up to Binghamton, because from there, he will be playing with other players who are older and have more expedience thus giving the 23-year old more of a challenge to help him with his development.

Here are some other notable news from the Mets minor league system.

Botts Signed; Assigned to Buffalo

Earlier this week, the Mets signed Jason Botts to a minor-league contract.  He has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

B-Mets Swept by Fisher Cats

The B-Mets were swept in a 4-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats this week. Brad Holt, one of the Mets top prospects, is starting to struggle, as he now has two straight poor efforts leading to loses. Holt lasted only four innings and walked a career worst eight hitters in the final game of the series against the Fisher Cats on Thursday.

St.Lucie Mets On 5-Game Losing Streak

Things are not looking good for the St. Lucie Mets after a great start. They have now lost five straight games, and are now holding onto 1st place by just one game. They are playing the final game of a four game set against the Tampa Yankees tonight.

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