Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy landed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a right calf strain, but Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that he’s expected to be activated Tuesday.
20-year-old Dilson Herrera was a surprise call-up from Double-A Binghamton after Murphy’s injury and has been filling in at second base in recent days, but he’ll now be relegated to a bench role. While he has experience at shortstop, the Mets don’t see him as a long-term option there and want to give Wilmer Flores more chances as the position down the stretch.
Murphy is batting .301/.343/.424 with nine home runs and 53 RBI over 126 games this season. The 29-year-old made his first All-Star appearance in July. He’s under team control for just one more season and is set to receive a raise from his $5.7 million salary in arbitration, so it will be interesting to see if the Mets shop him this winter, especially if they have faith in what Herrera has shown during his brief stay in the majors.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.
Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.
Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.
Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.
In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.