the Mets just got Giancarlo!
..but not the one you're thinking of.
Mets signed RHP Giancarlo Alvarado to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The 35-year-old was sporting a 4.03 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 29/19 K/BB ratio in 38 innings this season in the Mexican League. It's not clear what the Mets want with him.
OMG Giancarlo ..oh wait, never mind.
Ike Davis could be back soon. he has been killing it in AAA. minor league player of the week.
Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been named the Pacific Coast League player of the week.
Davis hit .474 over six games, with four home runs. He's performed well in 12 games at Triple-A Las Vegas, with a .310/.463/.690 slash line. Davis is working his way back to the majors after hitting .161/.242/.258 in 186 at-bats.
ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that there's a "fair chance" Ike Davis is recalled after the Mets' upcoming series against the White Sox.
That would put him in line for a return next weekend. The Mets surely planned to keep Ike at Triple-A Las Vegas longer, but Lucas Duda landing on the disabled list might speed up the timetable. It also certainly doesn't hurt that Davis recently had back-to-back two-homer games at Vegas. Overall, he's batted .310/.463/.690 across 12 games at Triple-A.