Over at Amazin’ Avenue, Chris McShane argues that the Mets should designate Justin Turner for assignment and replace him with one of Josh Satin or Valentino Pascucci. Given the team’s glut of middle infielders and its reliance on Scott Hairston as a regular starter, it makes sense to bring on another right-handed bat. But Jason Bay is on his way back, which should — for better or worse — relegate Hairston back to the bench.
Turner has options, for what it’s worth, so the Mets could send him down without losing him. They would need to clear a 40-man spot for a right-handed-hitting replacement.