Morning News: Hu, Igarashi down, Tejada & Beato up

Chin-lung Hu and Ryota Igarashi gave been sent to Triple-A Buffalo and replaced on the roster by Ruben Tejada and Pedro Beato, Sandy Alderson told reporters last night following the team’s loss to the Marlins.

Alderson also said Nick Evans will be promoted in the event David Wright ends up on the DL following additional testing on a stress fracture in his lower back.

“They wanted me to get an MRI for some time now, and I kind of – I won’t say put it off – but I felt like it was getting better,” Wright explained before yesterday’s game. “I was shocked when they had me meet with the back doctors and the spine doctors and they let me know it could be a stress fracture.”

In his talk with reporters last night, Alderson basically said:

  • The team would not call up Tejada if they did not plan to play him consistently.
  • Despite playing only one game at second in the minors this year, the team has no concerns about Tejada handling the position.
  • Hu became expendable with the play of Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy.
  • Given the fact that they’re without Ike Davis and Wright, the Mets need more consistent offense and a more potent bat off the bench.

Before yesterday’s game, Alderson announced that Jenrry Mejia and Chris Young both went under the knife yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Later, Ike Davis told the media that he’s walking ‘a lot better now,’ after spraining his ankle last week, and he will soon travel to St. Lucie to begin his rehab. “I just want to get some [at-bats] and then get back here. I’ll be fine.” Davis expects to be activated from the DL when he’s first eligible on May 26.

To read more about last night’s loss, check out the New York Post, Newsday, Star-Ledger, the Bergen Record, the New York Times, the Daily News, and ESPN.

The Phillies also lost, while the Nationals and Braves both won: