11:00 PM Update:
Team source tells Adam Rubin that Mets have no interest in McGehee.
Sorry, Garry, but it’s probably for the best…
3:00 PM Original Post
Third baseman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
Acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins this past offseason to replace Pablo Sandoval as the everyday third baseman, McGehee has been absolutely awful at the plate.
In 110 mostly bad at-bats, McGehee hit .200 with a .248 on-base, .282 slugging, and just nine RBI. He’s struck out 24 times and grounded into a league leading 12 double plays.
He has also struggled defensively at third base, committing five errors and owning a .934 fielding percentage.
McGehee, 32, had a solid year for the Marlins in 2014, posting a .287 average and.355 OBP, with 29 doubles, four home runs and 76 RBIs. He was named comeback player of the year.
He’s played for seven different teams in parts of seven seasons, including one year in Japan.
SNY’s Gary Cohen suggested that the Mets should go after him to replace David Wright whose return from spinal stenosis is now unknown.