According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, while the Mets have yet to make an official announcement, it appears that catcher Kevin Plawecki and middle infielder Matt Reynolds will be not promoted to the major league roster on September 1.
Team insiders told Rubin that neither player needs to be added to the 40-man roster this winter, and with the Mets needing to protect several players before the offseason, this is why neither Plawecki or Reynolds will join the Mets after Las Vegas completes its playoff run.
The team is also discussing whether Noah Syndergaard gets a September call-up, a source said. Syndergaard needs to be added to the 40-man roster this winter. However the argument against the promotion centers on “not rewarding Syndergaard for an uneven season.” He currently has a 4.85 ERA and 1.504 WHIP at Triple-A.
While I never expected to see Plawecki this season, I was hoping the Mets would give Reynolds a look if only to give a little clarity to a very cloudy situation at shortstop.
Through 120 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas, Reynolds is hitting .347/.411/.457 with an .868 OPS. Over his last ten games for Vegas, the 2012 second rounder is batting .422 with two home runs, eight RBI and ten runs scored.
I think it would be in the Mets’ best interest to get Reynolds up here on September 1st, if only to see if his performance can translate to the majors, but it looks like that won’t happen.