Smith will wear No. 22 with first base coach Tom Goodwin switching to No. 88 to accommodate the young first baseman.
The sweet swinging lefty is batting sixth and playing first base in his big league debut on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Original Post – August 10
Prior to the Mets game on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, GM Sandy Alderson announced that Dominic Smith will be promoted to the big leagues in time for Friday nights game.
Smith was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for July after hitting .385/.437/.725 with 13 doubles, eight homers, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored in that span.
Smith, 22, is hitting .330/.386/.519 with a career-high 34 doubles, career-high 16 homers, 77 runs scored and 76 RBI in 114 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this season.
Smith will be starting at first base on Friday against the Phillies.
He will needed to be added to the Mets 40-man roster which currently has only 36 players.