Despite winning their last two games, the New York Mets sit at 30-38, 10.5 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the National League East.
The Mets’ goal is to get younger, more athletic. Reliever Jeurys Familia, a potential free agent, is a strong candidate to be dealt if he proves he is sufficiently recovered from a sore right shoulder, which sidelined him from June 8 until Sunday, when he allowed one run in one inning in his return against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Quality relievers always are in demand at the deadline, and the Mets will be motivated to move Familia — they almost certainly would not make him a qualifying offer.
So obviously another difficult (roster) decision, but one we felt like covers us and makes the most sense for us right now.
Boone said Torreyes took the news well. Torreyes rejoined the Yankees on June 9 after being optioned on May 26 with a.339 average, but appeared in just two games during his second big-league stint and was 0 for 3.
We were trying to work out something to where we didn’t have to do it, Boone said. He took the news like a pro and he wanted to know where Scranton was right away so he could get going.
As for Gardner, he was encouraged after waking up Monday morning feeling much better.
I woke up in the middle of the night Saturday night and Sunday morning (sore), he said. I never had any leg issues or knee issues before, so it was kind of alarming for me. So I went to get an MRI to get a good look at it to see what we’re dealing with.