UPDATE, 2:15 PM:
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 coachTim 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.