The Mets have called up Johnny Monell to be the 3rd catcher on the 25-man roster and serve as a left handed hitter off of the bench. The move seems a bit curious as Campbell provides position flexibility, but apparently the left handed hitter is more of a need, especially with the way that Nieuwenhuis has struggled.

I also assume, that if Kirk doesn’t turn it around, he will be the one to lose his spot when Wright returns from injury in a week or so. Unless Monell completely stinks up the joint that is.

Monell, who hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2013, was batting .397 with 4 homers and 15 RBI in 58 at bats with Triple-A Las Vegas.