The Mets announced Frank Francisco will be activated from the disabled list this in time for tonight’s game against the Indians.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Francisco, the Mets have transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day disabled list.
Francisco has not pitched all year due to right elbow soreness.
He underwent surgery in December to clean out his elbow, and has made several rehab appearances during the course of the season, most recently with the Binghamton Mets during their playoff series against the Trenton Thunder this past week.
Michael Baron, ContributorThe only reason to reinstate Francisco from the disabled list is to give him an opportunity to boost his value on the free agent market or to trade him this month to save on the rest of his salary. I can’t imagine there’s much of a market for Francisco considering he hasn’t pitched all year and he is ineligible to pitch in the postseason for another club.
I would’ve thought the Mets might just release Francisco instead. In the end, the Mets have paid Francisco around $5 million so far to do nothing for them this season – that along with the reported behavioral issues would have made cutting him addition by subtraction.