Official: Matt Reynolds added to the Mets NLDS roster
On Sunday night, Terry Collins said INF Matt Reynolds was on his way to New York, and the team would likely add Reynolds to their Division Series roster ahead of Monday’s game three at Citi Field.
On Monday morning, the Mets made it official, as Reynolds has replaced Ruben Tejada on the active Division Series roster, Major League Baseball announced.
To make room for Reynolds on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated RHP Tim Stauffer for assignment.
He 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.
If he plays, Reynolds will be the second player in the modern era to make his big league debut in the postseason.