Mets Acquire Uribe and Kelly to Add Punch to Lifeless Bats




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The New York Mets bats have been lackluster as of late and in dire need of some help. Enter Juan Urbe and Kelly Johnson, both who were picked up in a trade with the Atlanta Braves, for two minor-league pitching prospects.

Johnson, a versatile utility position player, made his Mets debut at second base and in the cleanup position, hitting 2 for 6. Juan Uribe, a member of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox and 2010 San Francisco Giants, is recognized for his clubhouse leadership role and bat.

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d’Arnaud reassigned to AA Binghamton

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, rehabbing his sprained elbow, with Double A-Binghamton, caught five innings, going 1-for-3. Eager to getting seeing rehab action, d’Arnaud was originally sent to Single A-St. Lucie, but was re-assigned to Binghamton, due to washouts in Florida.

Niese on paternity leave

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The Mets called up pitcher Logan Verrett from Triple A-Las Vegas, to fill John Niese’s spot, while away on paternity leave. Verrett has posted a 0.73 ERA and 12 strikeouts with the Mets in 2015.

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