Monday, August 8, 2011

Mets recall Mike Baxter

The Mets selected Mike Baxter as the other player to be promoted along with Ruben Tejada to replace the injured Daniel Murphy and Jose Reyes. 

Baxter a former 2005 4th round pick of the Padres was claimed off waivers on July 22nd when San Diego tried to slip him through after a stint on the 60 day DL.

The left handed hitting 26 y/o plays mostly the corner outfield ( 389gms. RF/ 70gms. LF/ 43gms. CF) but has played quite a bit at 1B as well ( 147gms.). 

In 4 seasons at AAA he's posted a BA of .287, OBP .369, Slg. .469 and an OPS of .838.  Obviously this is a claim straight from Sandy or Depo., so far they've had luck getting production out of the most unlikely places it will be curious to see if they can do it again...