Phillip Evans Recalled

By Mets Daddy

May 16, 2018 No comments

Phillip Evans/Photo by Jennifer Nieves

As noted late last night by MMN, utility player Phillip Evans was held out of the lineup, which possibly indicated the Mets were going to call him in the event the Mets decided to put Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list.

The Mets did just that today putting Cespedes on the disabled list retroactive to May 14th.

Evans was the natural choice to be called-up as he was the only remaining available on the 40 man roster with any outfield experience. It should be noted that experience amounts to 19 games total and with only two of those games happening this season.

While the Mets may have wanted to consider another player like Ty Kelly, who has more MLB and outfield experience, the team is facing a 40 man roster crunch. With Evans called-up to the majors, Dominic Smith and Gavin Cecchini stand as the lone position players on the 40 man roster who are not injured or in the majors.  With respect to Cecchini, he is currently day-to-day after fouling a ball off his foot.

Evans had initially made the Opening Day roster going 0-3 in pinch hitting appearances before being sent down to Triple-A.  Since being demoted to Vegas, Evans has played in 35 games, and he is hitting .254/.315/.534 with six doubles, nine homers, and 23 RBI.