New York is currently dealing with piles of injuries to key players like Lucas Duda, who has a stress fracture in his back, and David Wright, who has a herniated disc in his neck.
The return of Wilmer Flores from the DL helps fill the void a little bit with his ability to play third. But the Mets needed a first-base man, so they went out and got Loney from the Padres in exchange for cash.
Campbell wasn’t necessarily a fan favorite, so the Mets fan-base is sure to be happy with this move.
We’ve activated @theloney_s and optioned Eric Campbell to @LasVegas51s. #Mets
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 31, 2016
Wright received injection. Team won’t make move-if needed-until Friday.
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) May 31, 2016
This means that 27-year old utility infielder Ty Kelly will remain on the 25-man roster over Campbell.