New York Mets News

Eric Campbell promoted, Josh Satin optioned to Triple-A

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE, 2:15 PM:

The Mets announced that Josh Satin was sent down to make room for Eric Campbell on the roster.


The Mets announced after Friday night’s loss to Philadelphia that Eric Campbell was expected to join the team prior to Saturday’s game. They did not announce a corresponding move, but the expectation is that Josh Satin will be the roster casualty.

Mar 18, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Eric Campbell (68) gets congratulations from third base coach

Tim Teufel

(18) after a solo home run in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Campbell, a 27-year-old infielder/outfielder, was hitting .355/.442/.525 for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Campbell has gotten some exposure to second base and even shortstop this season, but he’s primarily a corner infielder/outfielder.

Satin, 28, was hitting .107/.265/.179 in 28 at-bats spanning 15 games for the Mets.


If the move for Campbell is indeed Satin, it won’t come as a surprise.

Satin struggled mightily as the right-handed portion of a first base platoon, and Mets manager Terry Collins hinted recently that Satin’s at-bats would likely decrease further as Lucas Duda – who is now battling food poisoning – would get more regular work against left-handed starting pitchers.

Replacing Satin with Campbell gives the Mets added versatility due to the fact that Campbell can play the outfield in addition to both corner infield spots.

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