This is hilarious. Jay Horwitz is the longtime Mets PR guy. He’s relatively new to Twitter. And sometimes, like anyone, he makes mistakes. Pocket tweets. Tweets when he means to send direct messages. You know, the usual stuff.
And sometimes he forgets a former Mets player who won the friggin’ Cy Young last season. And is reminded of such by said friggin’ former Mets player:
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms a report from journalist Américo Celado that White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. Castillo was believed to have used a steroid, but according to Rosenthal, the substance was not a steroid. More details should come on Thursday.
Castillo, 31, entered Wednesday’s action batting .270/.314/.477 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 118 plate appearances. He has gotten the bulk of the work behind the plate, backed up by Omar Narváez.
Castillo’s absence will likely prompt the White Sox to call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte. Smith battled an ankle injury in March and April, so he got a late start to the season. In 102 PA at Triple-A, he has hit .283/.343/.457.