Mets Claim Infielder From Red Sox

The New York Mets have run into a bit of injury trouble on the infield, with first Luis Guillorme and now Eduardo Escobar hitting the IL. Needing a little backup depth, they've hit the waiver wire for a replacement.

Mets fans shouldn't be too excited about the move—this won't quite push the team into the role of favorites for the World Series; Sanchez didn't exactly light the world on fire while with the Red Sox.

Yes, Sanchez had a .322 OPS with Boston — not batting average — OPS. That's on-base PLUS slugging. Many were probably unaware that it was even mathematically possible to have an OPS that low, but somehow Sanchez pulled it off. He was 4-for-44 at the plate, with a .214 on-base and an unheard-of .108 slugging. 

But with his defensive flexibility all around the infield, he will fill a roster spot until Guillorme and/or Escobar are ready to return from the IL. 

Photos: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports, Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports