Josh Thole Promoted

josh-tholeWith the rosters expanding to 40 tomorrow, the Mets have announced the promotion of catcher Josh Thole from AA Binghamton.

According to MetsBlog, Thole will wear uniform #30.

Nick Evans is expected to get a callup as well, though it has yet to be announced. The Buffalo Bisons are not exactly brimming with talent, and still have games to play, so more players will trickle in to Flushing over the next two weeks.

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  1. Mike September 1, 2009 at 11:14 am
    HAH! Told you that would happen. I actually have a reason to watch baseball again!
  2. isuzudude September 1, 2009 at 11:21 am
    “Nick Evans is expected to get a callup as well, though it has yet to be announced.”

    Believe it or not, Evans is actually already on the roster, and has been since August 25th (in a move retroactive to Billy Wagner’s trade and Johan Santana’s DL stint). It’s just that, though Evans could be viewed as part of next year’s 1B/LF solution, Jerry Manuel has decided not to play Evans at all, despite Gary Sheffield being relegated to cheerleader due to a bad back. Instead, it’s the effervescent combo of Cory Sullivan and Jeremy Reed who are getting most of the reps in LF in Shef’s absence. Ah, that’s just Jerry being Jerry!