Mets Promote Gomez, DFA Broxton, Put Conforto On 7-Day IL

May 17, 2019 - 4:04 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Mets announced a flurry of roster moves Friday afternoon as the team looks to get its season back on-track.

Outfielder Carlos Gomez has been promoted from Triple-A Syracuse, while Keon Broxton has been designated for assignment. 

In addition, Michael Conforto has been placed on the 7-day concussion IL and relief pitcher Paul Sewald has been recalled from Syracuse to take the outfielder's spot on the roster.

Conforto was forced out of Thursday's game against the Nationals early after colliding with Robinson Cano on a pop-up double down the right field foul line.

The 26-year-old outfielder is hitting .271/.406/.521 with nine home runs, nine doubles and 21 RBI on the season.

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Jeff McNeil was also hurt during Thursday's game in Washington, but Mickey Callaway told reporters Friday that he is hopeful McNeil will be available to pinch hit Friday and start again on Saturday. 

Broxton has been a liability at the plate during his time in New York this season.

In 49 at-bats, the 29-year-old hit a measly .143/.208/.163 with zero home runs and just two RBI.

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The Mets traded three prospects for Broxton over the offseason, a move that GM Brodie Van Wagenen likely regrets making.

The outfielder did not help his case after Thursday's game, blaming his struggles at the plate on the team's decision to not play him often enough.

Gomez is set to make his long-awaited return to the Mets in Miami on Friday, where he will start in right field and bat sixth.

In 126 at-bats at Triple-A Syracuse this year, the veteran hit .270/.329/.500 with six home runs, nine doubles, five stolen bases and 22 RBI.

Sewald has made the most of his opportunities so far this year.

The 28-year-old earned a 3.60 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 5.0 innings with the team earlier this season. 

More impressively, Sewald has pitched to a 2.50 ERA in 18.0 innings at Triple-A Syracuse.

Steven Matz is also set to return to the team on Saturday, meaning the Mets will have to make another roster move before he takes the mound.