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Mets Call Up Top Prospect Jeff McNeil From Triple-A

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The 2018 season has been nothing short of a disaster for the New York Mets, so the only thing their fans really have to look forward to over the next couple of months is the development of young players in the organization. On Tuesday, the Mets finally called up left-handed hitting utility infielder Jeff McNeil from Triple-A Las Vegas.

McNeil, 26, has been one of the hottest hitters in the Mets’ farm system this season. He started the year in Double-A Binghamton, where he batted .327 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs in 57 games. McNeil was then promoted to Triple-A, where he was hitting .368 with five homers and 28 RBIs before getting called up on Tuesday.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com was one of the first to report that McNeil was finally getting promoted.

The Mets have a few different options for how they can use McNeil. He mainly played second base in Las Vegas and Binghamton, but also made starts at third base, shortstop and even left field. Asdrubal Cabrera has been the starting second baseman for the Mets this season, but there is a chance they could deal him before the July 31 trade deadline, as he has been one of their best hitters this year.

Although McNeil will be available during the Mets’ game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, manager Mickey Callaway did not put him in the lineup.

Mets fans will definitely want to see McNeil get a lot of playing time over the next two months. At 40-57, the team clearly isn’t going anywhere this season. The best thing Callaway can do right now is play his young guys and see what they can do so that the Mets have a better idea of what they have for 2019.

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Cardinals Place Tyler O’Neill, Mike Mayers On 10-Day IL

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The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Tyler O’Neill and right hander Mike Mayers on the 10-day injured list.

O’Neill suffered an ulnar nerve subluxation in his right elbow and Mayers has a strained lat.

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Brewers Acquire David Freitas From Mariners

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The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired catcher David Freitas from the Seattle Mariners, according to an official team announcement.

The Mariners will receiver minor-league pitcher Sal Biasi as part of the deal.

Freitas will immediately report to Triple-A after appearing in 36 games with the Mariners last season.

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Colorado Rockies

Rockies Place Tyler Anderson On IL

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The Colorado Rockies have placed left-hander Tyler Anderson on the 10-day injured list due to left knee inflammation, according to an official team announcement.

Anderson, 29, has struggled to start the season, giving up 11 runs over his first 2 starts of the 2019 campaign.

In a corresponding move, the Rockies have recalled right-hander Yency Almonte from Triple-A.

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