Mets Activate Jason Bay, Pedro Beato
The Mets get two familiar faces back in Washington Wednesday night — Jason Bay and Pedro Beato.
To make room for Bay the Mets designated Josh Satin for assignment. Satin was the Mets minor league Player of the Year for 2011 after hitting .323. He was a September call-up last year and hit .200 in 25 at bats. He struck out Tuesday night in his only 2012 appearance.
It will be interesting to see how Terry Collins handles the glut of outfielders. All four will likely get semi-regular playing time, unless Collins goes for a straight platoon of Andres Torres and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Beato has been out all season with a shoulder injury. He will hopefully be a quality arm in an otherwise struggling bullpen. Beato got off to a strong start in 2011 but then had some troubles during his second go-round of the league.
To make room for Beato, Chris Young was placed on paternity leave. The Mets announced on Twitter that his wife had a baby boy Wednesday morning. Still though, that leaves a move to be made when Young is done with his new fathering duties. Either Elvin Ramirez, who was the losing pitcher last night, or Jeremy Hefner, depending on how he pitches tonight, are the likely candidates.