According to Michael Baron of MLB.com, the New York Mets are calling up infield prospect Daniel Muno. According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets will have to cut one of their relievers in the bullpen, in a corresponding move. Muno will join the Mets in New York in time for Friday’s game.
The 26-year-old infielder will mark the first player drafted during the Sandy Alderson era to make the major leagues. Muno was born in Long Beach, California, going to high school at Loyala High School and attending Fresno State University for college.
The versatile infielder provides the Mets with a player who can hit from both sides of the plate and someone who has some pop off his bat. He is a speedster who will be very valuable for the Mets’ offense off the bench.
In 435 plate appearances at the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate at Las Vegas during the 2014 campaign, Muno had compiled a slash line of .259/.372/.418 (.790 OPS) with fourteen long balls and 62 runs batted in over 117 games played. So far this season at Las Vegas, the young infielder had compiled a mark of .235/.364/.235 (.599 OPS) with no home runs and two runs batted in over just a limited sample size of six games played.