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The Mets designate Catalanotto for assignment; call up Chris Carter

May 11, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

The Mets designated utilityman Frank Catalanotto for assignment after last night’s game, and have called up Chris Carter from Buffalo.

Carter, an outfielder by trade, has hit .336 with a 1.001 OPS in 29 games with the Bisons. He’s 27 and has had 132 minor league homers, so he’s not exactly been on the prospect fastrack (he’s a product of the Red Sox organization and came over in the Billy Wagner trade) but he does have some pop in his bat and should be useful.

Carter has been described by his teammates as “a baseball cyborg,” and really impressed them with his work ethic and intensity during spring training.  Here’s hoping that he gets a chance to show it, primarily at the expense of Gary Matthews, Jr. 

  1. Moses Green - May 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Weird trade – Sox get 15 games (of pure filth mind you) from a bionic geriatric in exchange for a baseball cyborg.
    Personally I’ll take the cyborg, so chalk another one up for Omar. With waiting on a catcher and getting Barajas cheap, that makes two. Just know that as much as I rip on Omar, I’m still rooting for him. That may be because of Omar Little, it may be because I like my Met fan pals better than my Yankee fan douche-nozzle buddies, or some combination.
    Anywho – You Go, the other Chris Carter! I think it’s time we start calling him “Cyborg Chris Carter” since that’s a totally awesome nickname and more respectful than “the other Chris Carter.”

  2. lar @ wezen-ball - May 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Apparently the Citi Field denizens did not take to The Outfield’s “Tonight” as well as we did in Milwaukee. That’s a bloody shame.

  3. john pileggi - May 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Until Beltran comes back, there is not much you can do except move 5th outfielders around.

  4. Chris - May 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Frank Catalanotto still has a job in the majors?!!

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