Mets summon Matt Reynolds to replace Ruben Tejada

Matt Reynolds


The Mets have summoned a player who has yet to make his big league debut to replace Ruben Tejada on the Division Series roster.

Matt Reynolds will join the team in New York and be active for game three of the NLDS, a source told MLB.com.

Reynolds is not on the 40-man roster. The Mets cannot place Tejada on the 60-day disabled list in the postseason, meaning the Mets will have to clear another spot on the 40-man roster to accommodate Reynolds.

Reynolds hit .267/.319/.402 with six home runs and 65 RBI in 115 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015. He suffered through a minor arm injury midway through the season.

He had a breakout season in 2014 when he hit .343/.405/.454 in 126 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas.

He will likely serve as middle infield depth to both Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores.

With Tejada injured, Reynolds became the only logical backup to Flores at the upper levels of the organization. 

Terry Collins said on Saturday Juan Uribe had yet to resume baseball activities and has been idle for two weeks. Dilson Herrera is incapable of playing shortstop and Wilfredo Tovar is already on the 60-day disabled list.

It’s unclear how much – if at all – Reynolds will play. Right now, he’s simply the only body available to the Mets eligible for the postseason.

The Mets could have conceivably turned to Eric Young Jr. for infield depth, but like Herrera, he can only backup Murphy at second base and cannot play shortstop.

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