Mets recall Chasen Bradford, option Matt Reynolds to Triple-A

By JT. Teran
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Danny Espinosa
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Danny Espinosa /

The trade deadline has come and gone, so the Mets had some moves to make ahead of Tuesday’s game

Mets closer Addison Reed is officially gone, so the team needed an extra arm in the pen for this series in Colorado. To take his place, Chasen Bradford has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, and will be available for Tuesday night’s game.

Bradford has only spent a brief time with the big league club this season. He’s appeared in five games clocking six innings of relief in those outings. He’s given up nine hits, and walked three, while only striking out six.

The Mets have also finally called up shortstop Amed Rosario to make his major league debut on Tuesday in Colorado. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, the Mets have sent Matt Reynolds back to Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old infielder has had a tough season with the Mets when he’s been called upon. He’s batting barely over .200 with an OPS of .570. He’s played a little better when he’s been in Vegas, but overall, Reynolds is having a pretty forgetful year.

Having Amed Rosario take his place is easily an upgrade, even if he gets off to a rough start. Rosario is expected to be a high average, and on-base guy with okay power for a shortstop. It’s been a bit frustrating having him down in Triple-A absolutely destroying the ball while guys like Reynolds are given multiple chances, but it seems like that may over and done with now, thankfully.

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Add to that the fact that Rosario will be helping out even more on the defensive side, and you can bet the Mets just got a lot better by making that simple swap.

Rosario will be batting seventh in the lineup on Tuesday. The right-hander will be sandwiched between Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud in his debut.