The Mets on Tuesday said Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores will be added to the active roster for Wednesday’s game.
Farnworth replaces Bobby Parnell, who will miss two weeks, and possibly the rest of the season if he needs Tommy John surgery, with a partial ligament tear in his elbow. Farnsworth will have to be added to the 40-man roster, so someone will have to go. The Mets released Kyle Farnsworth rather than paying him the $100,000 retention bonus, then a couple of days later he re-signed with the team. He was mediocre this spring.
Flores replaces Daniel Murphy, who was placed on paternity leave after the birth of his first child. Murphy will probably miss three days and then Flores will be sent back down to the minors to work on being a shortstop.
And by the way, the Mets signed 40-year old Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract after Monday’s game. No big deal.