Continued rains moving through Philadelphia has kept the New York Mets from playing baseball the past two days. However, that hasn't stopped the ingenious front office from making moves.
On Saturday, the Mets added to their organizational infield depth by claiming a key infielder off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
New York claimed 27-year-old infielder Gosuke Katoh from the Blue Jays thanks to an open spot on their 40-man roster. He will be optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
Mets Gosuke Katoh
Katoh signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays this past offseason, breaking camp with the club's expanded roster. The nine-year minor league veteran spent two separate stints on the MLB roster before the need for additional pitching. Out of options, the Blue Jays were forced to designate Katoh for assignment, Steve Cohen and his Mets staff scooping him up immediately.
He's a versatile defender with the ability to play multiple spots on the infield, and touts an impressive lefty bat. In three seasons at various Triple-A teams, Katoh slashed .292/.383/.457 with 83 RBIs and 16 stolen bases across 198 games played.
Organizational depth is key, especially for teams eyeing a World Series, and that's exactly what the Mets aim to do in 2022. Currently, FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds show New York at +800 (T-2nd) to win the 2022 World Series. Their 19 wins is the most in baseball.
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