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Mets to promote Gonzalez Germen & Bobby Abreu from Triple-A

By Danny Abriano
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With Triple-A Las Vegas’ season having ended on Saturday night, the Mets will be calling up both Gonzalez Germen and Bobby Abreu.

Las Vegas lost in the first round of the PCL Playoffs to the Reno Aces, who prevailed three games to one.

Germen, 26, struggled earlier this season with the Mets. Overall, in 27.1 innings pitched for the Mets in 2014, Germen has posted a 5.27 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.

Abreu, 40, .had a triple slash of 238/.331/.336 in 142 plate appearances spanning 67 games earlier this season for the Mets.

Thoughts:

While Gonzalez Germen is being called up in part to be evaluated, Bobby Abreu’s return to the Mets is almost certainly a thank you for the way he befriended and mentored many of the Mets’ younger Latino players earlier this season – and there’s nothing wrong with that.

However, with the Mets likely heading for their sixth straight losing season, the rest of September needs to be for evaluation, meaning that Abreu’s contributions over the final three weeks should be limited to pinch hitting appearances.

Along with Germen and Abreu, Mike Puma of the Post noted that the Mets may also be calling up “one or two” other players from Triple-A.

It’s likely that Andrew Brown will be one of those players, and perhaps Jack Leathersich – who needs to be added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft – is another.

Noah Syndergaard, who has about 10 innings left in the tank, should also be called up. However, there’s nothing to indicate Syndergaard will actually get the call.

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