Mets Option Former 1st Round Pick To Triple-A

All throughout the offseason, rumors abounded that the New York Mets certainly didn't have room for all of the DH/OF/Utility types on their roster... JD Davis, Jeff McNeil, Dominic Smith. Turns out, after nearly two months of play, it's Smith who's the odd man out.

The Mets have sent Smith to Triple-A after a very slow start to the season; the 27-year-old was hitting .186 with a .543 OPS, no home runs and 14 RBIs. It looked like he was getting things going on May 1st, when he went 4-for-4 to raise his average to .250. But things cratered after that, going 6-for-46 since then.

Smith was an impact player as recently as 2020 for the Mets, when he posted a .316 average, a .993 OPS, and 10 homers and 42 RBIs in 50 games in the shortened season. But 2021 was a disappointment, as his OPS dropped over 300 points, and things hit rock bottom this season.

Getting regular at-bats in Syracuse can hopefully get his bat going once again, perhaps for another trip up to Queens, or even a trade to another team. 

The Mets have called up reliever Adonis Medina to take his roster spot.

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