The Mets announced on Twitter Sunday evening that Bobby Abreu would join the team in time for Monday’s game against the Cardinals.
The 40-year-old Abreu is batting .395 with a homer and nine RBIs in 15 games for Las Vegas. With Ike Davis no longer on the team, the Mets apparently felt the need for a veteran lefty bat off the bench.
Bobby Abreu sat out the 2013 season and made a comeback this spring. The Mets scooped him up after the Phillies cut him loose at the end of spring training.
The Mets did not announce a corresponding move, but it is probable that either Andrew Brown or Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be sent down. It will likely be Nieuwenhuis; he needs to play every day. It really doesn’t matter all that much because whoever survives will be assigned to Vegas when Juan Lagares returns from the disabled list next week.