Mets DFA Matthews

MATTHEWS: Wasn't contributing

Outfielder Gary Matthews was designated for assignment this afternoon and catcher Omir Santos was recalled from the minor leagues. Odd choice to carry three catchers. I would have thought they’d bring up outfielder Jesus Feliciano, who has been scalding the ball at Class AAA Buffalo.

Matthews had been playing terribly and getting less and less opportunities. Fans and posters here have been calling for his release.

Still no word on whether Luis Castillo has been placed on the DL. If so, expect infielder Ruben Tejada to be promoted from Buffalo.

The Mets won’t likely officially activate tomorrow’s starter, Jon Niese, until game time.

8 thoughts on “Mets DFA Matthews

  1. i dont agree with santos. I perfer the 2 we have.
    glad they cut the cord with matthews. Ollie issue probably forced this move.

  2. 2.) I think that its too subtle for the likes of Ollie. he didnt get the hint when they sent him to relief.

  3. I’m guessing Santos is here for one day (until Niese gets activated tomorrow) and that he’s here because one of the other catchers is banged up.

    The real question is whether they send Santos back to the minors or DFA him.

  4. i dont get this.

    why do we need santos? defense? offense? to balance the bench so it stays grounded when someone gets up?

    i agree. feliciano would have been a better choice or neuwenhaus – whatever the guy in AA.