Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

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9:20 AM

Terry Collins told reporters he expects Lucas Duda to be unavailable again on Saturday as he continues to recover from a bad case of food poisoning that required hospitalization on Friday.

This means that Eric Campbell could make his major-league debut against the Phillies tonight at first base.

12:30 AM

The New York Mets have announced that Eric Campbell will join the Mets in time for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.  No corresponding rule was announced, but Adam Rubin says that the likely target headed for AAA will be Josh Satin.

Campbell will need to be added to the 40-Man Roster, but the Mets have an open spot created when they designated Omar Quintanilla for assignment.

Campbell, 27, had a slash-line of .353/.442/.525 in Triple-A Las Vegas this season. After a very impressive Spring and an equally impressive start to his season in Las Vegas, Campbell definitely warrants a call-up.

Satin, 29, will be the man likely headed to Vegas. After a solid campaign in 2013, Satin has gotten off to a dreadful start in 2014, only recording a meager 3 hits in 23 at bats.

Last week, Joe D. wrote the following:

In addition to just a bigger bat, another advantage Campbell has over Satin is his versatility. Predominantly used as a first baseman this season, Campbell has also logged eight games at second base, played all three outfield positions, and had a few starts at third.

Campbell is red-hot right now, going 16-for-44, with a home run and 10 RBI while slashing at .364/.451/.974 in his last ten games.

I would imagine that Satin is currently on a very short leash and unless he breaks out of his funk soon, the Mets could have Campbell ready to join the team in the next 4-7 days.

Well, I’m sure it’s not the last move the Mets are going to be making in the near future. They need to do something, anything to jump start this offense and get back on track and save this season before it’s too late.

We wish you the best and congratulate you on your call-up, Mr. Campbell. Godspeed!

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