The Mets are bringing up Dilson Herrera to give them a boost with both his bat and glove.
The Mets were not wasting time. After losing five out of their last seven games, including Thursday night’s on another middle-infield mistake, they shook up their roster. Second baseman Dilson Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Thursday night, the team announced.
Just hours before the Mets 8-2 loss to the Nationals, which seemed to turn on shortstop WIlmer Flores’ sixth error of the season, Mets GM Sandy Alderson had said that Herrera would not be recalled if he was not going to play every day.
After the loss, Alderson and several front office personnel met with Terry Collins before making the move.
According to sources Herrera will play second base, trying to help shore up a middle-infield that has been shaky this season. Daniel Murphy, who has four errors at second base this season, will shift to third base until David Wright is ready to come back from the disabled list. Wright, who is rehabbing a right hamstring strain, is expected to be out at least until the end of next week.
Herrera was hitting .370 with 18 runs scored, eight doubles, one home run and 11 RBI in 20 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this year. He was called up from Double-A Binghamton last season when Murphy was injured. He hit .220 with six runs scored, one triple, three home runs and 11 RBI in 18 games.
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