The New York Mets reshuffled the catching depth chart ahead of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, activating Thomas Nido from the injured list and designating Gary Sanchez for assignment. Likely the most notable aspect of these trades is that they make sure that youngster Francisco Alvarez will stay a element of the large league roster.
Nido, 29, has been sidelined considering the fact that early May well with vision complications associated to dry eye syndrome that he believes created as a complication of his previous LASIK eye surgery. He underwent a process that assists maintain his eyes lubricated. “It type of relieved the eye stress that I had,” Nido told reporters final week, which includes MLB.com. “It felt like a person was pushing on my head. I had a headache for about 72 hours straight.”
Nido appeared in 19 games prior to getting shelved, hitting .118/.148/.118 (minus-24 OPS+) with no property runs or added base hits. He was under no circumstances an offensive threat, but it is fair to consider that his vision troubles impacted his capacity to do harm.
Sanchez (30) appeared in just 3 games with the Mets. He went 1 for six with a run and zero added-base hits. He joined the organization earlier in May well just after getting released by the San Francisco Giants. It is unclear no matter if he’ll discover a further gig in the large leagues or accept a minor league assignment.
Alvarez, 21, hit .253/.316/.506 (124 OPS+) with six property runs in 95 plate appearances. He entered the season ranked as the No. three prospect in the minors by CBS Sports. Alvarez figures to stay the best starter with veteran Omar Narvaez out just after suffering a calf injury in April.
The Mets will enter Thursday night’s game at 25-25 on the season.