Mets Nab Infield Depth from Braves
The New York Mets have had no issues retaining their lead in the NL East standings, even in the face of continued injury troubles. The most recent issue has been 2B/LF Jeff McNeil stuck on the bench with a hamstring issue since June 20. Despite McNeil out of the lineup, New York is 5.0 games up on division rival Atlanta Braves heading into the end of June.
Contending teams understand the importance of maintaining depth, especially as the 2022 MLB season nears its second half, and that's exactly what the Mets accomplished on Monday when they nabbed an infielder off of Atlanta's waivers.
Mets Kramer Robertson
New York claimed Kramer Robertson off waivers from the Braves, sending him to Triple-A Syracuse.
Robertson enjoyed just a short stay in Atlanta. The 27-year-old SS/2B/3B joined the Braves' roster at the beginning of June, when Atlanta nabbed him from the St. Louis Cardinals' waivers. Robertson spent the entirety of this stay in Triple-A Gwinnett. He slashed .300/.397/.420 including 6 RBIs and 3 doubles during a short 13-game stint.
McNeil continues on with his "day-to-day" injury designation, although manager Buck Showalter believes he'll be ready for New York's tilt against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Luis Guillorme has shined this season as New York's versatile infielder with his .307/.381/.367 slash line, but more depth is always a need. Dealing with a hamstring injury also leaves a level of concern for managers, as they are easy injuries to re-aggravate during in-game action.
It'll be interesting to see if Robertson can crack the big league roster considering he was unable to accomplish that in Atlanta. For now, the Mets still hold commanding -210 odds to win the NL East division on FanDuel Sportsbook, trailed by the Braves at +195.
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