OF Darrell Ceciliani will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and join the Mets for Tuesday’s game, the team announced after Monday’s game. The team did not announce a corresponding roster move, though ESPN’s Adam Rubin speculates that Kirk Nieuwenhuis may soon be designated for assignment.
The left-handed hitting Ceciliani, 24, was hitting .336 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 113 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas.
He is well known around the team for his strong defensive skills, with Triple-A manager Wally Backman saying that Ceciliani has a similar read to Juan Lagares.
The Mets drafted Ceciliani during the fourth round of the 2009 Draft.
Cya Cap’n Kirk! Boldly go where many Mets have gone before: the minor leagues.
This greasy Italian mook Ceciliani doesn’t have a great history of hitting, but he’s doing well now, apparently has great defensive instincts, and hasn’t been on our bench yet, so he’s therefore better by default than any of our current bench players. I would gladly take someone batting .000 because that’s what our bench bats anyway. Clean slate. New guys. We’ve been watching Kirk for years. The Kirk ship has sailed. Try something new. I like it. Time for someone new to be bad and disappointing.
**UPDATE: The Mets officially made the move. Kirk has indeed been DFA.