Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from DL, send down Gavin Cecchini
Asdrubal Cabrera has been activated from the disabled list on Friday night, prior to the Mets series opener with the San Francisco Giants. As a result, Gavin Cecchini has been sent down to Triple-A.
After being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets continue their California road trip with Cabrera returning to the lineup for the first time since June 13.
Cabrera joins a team that has had its fair share of problems this year. The Mets seem poised to not let his fielding skills add to that list of problems once again.
In an attempt to steer clear of defensive woes at shortstop that plagued the former all-star prior to his injury, skipper Terry Collins will trying Cabrera out at second base.
An alternative solution could be calling up prospect Amed Rosario but that’s besides the point…
Even Cabrera himself is not too happy about having to play a different position, going as far as demanding a trade, says Steve Gelbs.
As for Cecchini, he had himself quite the week. playing well against L.A. Most notably, the rookie belted his first career homer to the left field seats of Dodger Stadium against none other than Clayton Kershaw. It’ll be interesting to see how the Mets plan on using him going forward in the year.
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For now, the Cabrera-Mets situation is definitely one to keep an eye on. Hopefully it doesn’t affect his play on the field, but somehow you always see these things carry over and have a big impact.