Mets calling up prospect second baseman Dilson Herrera

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After losing their third straight game and the fifth out of their last seven, the Mets announced late tonight that they have recalled prospect second baseman Dilson Herrera from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets aren’t calling Herrera up to be a bench player, so the expectation is that he’ll play second base while Daniel Murphy will move over to third and play over Eric Campbell. This might only be temporary, as David Wright is working his way back from a hamstring strain and could be ready to return as soon as next weekend.

Herrera was off to a strong start in Triple-A this season, batting .375/.407/.513 over his first 19 games coming into Thursday’s action. The 21-year-old hit .220 (13-for-59) with three home runs and 11 RBI in 18 games during his first stint in the majors late last season.