Jose Reyes to DL

The Mets PR department has announced that both Jose Reyes and Dan Murphy have been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

As expected, Ruben Tejada has been promoted. As unexpected, former Padre Mike Baxter has also been brought up from Buffalo.

The Mets claimed Baxter off waivers from the San Diego Padres on July 22 earlier this year. He was batting .256 (10-39) with four runs scored, two triples, one home run and five RBI in 11 games for the Bisons after batting .438 (7-16) with four RBI in four games for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League.

Baxter, a Whitestone, Queens native, had surgery earlier this year to repair ligaments in his left thumb injured during Spring Training. Before being claimed by the Mets, Baxter had appeared in 11 major league rehabilitation games with Lake Elsinore (A) of the California League. Baxter began his rehabilitation on June 8, batting .278 (10-36) with one double and two RBI.

The 26-year-old appeared in nine games with the Padres last year, collecting one hit and one RBI in eight at-bats.

Baxter starred at Archbishop Molloy in Queens before teaming up with Tampa Bay Rays lefthanded pitcher David Price at Vanderbilt University.

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  1. Timo August 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    I’m not surprised to see Baxter promoted. I thought he would have been promoted when they traded Beltran. We’ll see how Sandy’s boy does. This will be interesting.
    As far as Reyes, not surprised. I’m ready to see the Mets sign him to a 7 year deal for $160 million. He would command more money than Crawford (7-142), right?
    There goes our insurance premiums. 🙂
    • Joe Janish August 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm
      I remember you mentioning Baxter in the comments two weeks ago. Good call, Timo!