Welcome to Panik Citi?
The Mets, eyeing a possible improve at second base with Robinson Cano sidelined by a torn left hamstring, have preliminary curiosity in Joe Panik, in response to an business supply.
Panik, a former St. John’s standout who grew up in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., was positioned on waivers Wednesday by the Giants. If he’s not claimed, he can be launched Friday and free to signal elsewhere.
The Mets have been unlikely to assert Panik off waivers — such a transfer would go away them chargeable for the roughly $1 million the second baseman is owed for the rest of the season — however might become involved if he turns into a free agent, in response to the supply. Panik, 28, has a slash line of .235/.310/.317 with three homers and 27 RBIs.
Cano is anticipated to overlook the rest of the season after tearing his hamstring on Sunday. The Mets have used Jeff McNeil, Luis Guillorme and Adeiny Hechavarria at second base in his absence.
Justin Wilson recorded the ultimate out of the seventh inning of the Mets’ 7-2 win over the Marlins — after permitting a single to place the tying run on base — to proceed his current robust reduction work. The left-hander has allowed just one run in 15 appearances since coming back from an injured-list keep for an elbow
“I believe [Wilson] can fulfill many roles for us, are available in in an enormous scenario, get outs,” supervisor Mickey Callaway stated. “I believe he can pitch the seventh, the eighth the ninth for us. I’ve the utmost confidence in him and the way in which he’s been pitching. He’s a bulldog. He’s going to go on the market and offer you his greatest stuff every single day. He likes to pitch and he loves huge conditions.”
McNeil prolonged his hitting streak to seven video games with a house run within the seventh inning. Over that stretch, he’s 11-for-24 (.458) with 4 homers and 6 RBIs. … The Mets have scored within the first inning in every of their previous seven video games — a mark final reached from June 29-July 5 in 2010. The Rays are the one different MLB staff to attain within the first inning of seven straight video games this season.