According to several reports, the New York Mets are expected to call-up INF Phillip Evans to the majors. The move comes on the heels of Asdrubal Cabrera having to be removed from yesterday’s game with a back injury and with Amed Rosario dealing with a finger issue.
Evans, 24, has predominantly played third base this year. He has also played second, short, and left field this season. In 127 games, Evans hit .279/.341/.418 with 26 doubles, three triples, 11 homers, and 56 RBI.
As noted by MMN‘s own Michael Mayer, Evans will become the 15th player from the Mets 2011 draft to get called-up to the majors. With Evans being drafted in the 15th round, he becomes the eighth player drafted after the 10th round to make it to the majors. Those players include current Mets Robert Gsellman (13th), Travis Taijeron (18th), Seth Lugo (34th), and Chasen Bradford (35th).
Before being added to the 40 man roster, Evans was scheduled to be a minor league free agent this offseason.