The Mets have placed third baseman Todd Frazier on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a left rib cage strain during an at-bat yesterday. In a corresponding roster move, Ty Kelly has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
This is the second time Frazier has been placed on the disabled list this season, as he missed a month earlier in the year due to a hamstring injury. In 61 games, Frazier is hitting .217 with 10 home runs and 32 runs batted in.
Kelly has been enjoying a nice season down in Vegas, hitting .272/.352/.453 with 17 doubles, 5 triples, 7 home urns, and 38 RBI’s. He also brings some versatility to the Mets in the field.
Mickey Callaway told reporters that slugging minor leaguer Jeff McNeil was obviously an option for the team. However “one thing with him is he is purely a second baseman, and obviously Cabrera is kind of holding that down for us right now.”