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Mets Promote No. 2 Prospect Dominic Smith

August 11th, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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By Matt Citak

Following Thursday night’s rout of the Phillies, the Mets announced the calling up of first baseman Dominic Smith, the team’s second-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

Smith will join the team for Friday’s game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Relief pitcher Fernando Salas was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Smith.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson clarified on Thursday that the trade of Jay Bruce was less about clearing salary or acquiring new talent, and more about opening up roster space for Smith.

“We want to get a look at him beyond just a typical September call-up,” Alderson told MLB.com. “With Bruce going to Cleveland, that’s not a direct replacement, but Bruce did play some first base. As the number of veteran players â?? potential free agents â?? is reduced, we create more playing time.”

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