Following Monday’s 8-4 loss to Philadelphia, the Mets made several roster moves:
After leaving the game with an apparent ankle injury, Justin Turner will be placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained ankle. To replace the replacement to the replacement for Ruben Tejada, the Mets have promoted infielder Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Buffalo to presumably be the everyday shortstop until Ronny Cedeno or Tejada recover. Bisons manager Wally Backman called Quintanilla their MVP so far. The 30-year old batted .281/.345/.497 with 6 home runs and 27 RBIs in 47 games for the Bisons in 2012.
Joining Quintanilla on the plane ride to La Guardia will be Chris Schwinden who has gotten yet another call to the show in 2012. After two unfortunate starts for the Mets in early May, Schwinden will get another chance to prove he belongs in the majors, this time presumably as a long man out of the bullpen.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Schwinden, the Mets will designate Manny Acosta and his 11.86 ERA for assignment, “barring some unforeseen event”.
Acosta surrendered a 3-run bomb in the ninth to the Phillies today to put the ballgame out of reach. After two solid seasons in New York, Acosta has been entirely ineffective and easily the worst reliever on the year.