NY Mets DFA Former All-Star

The New York Mets have shuffling the roster after yet another weak offensive effort, bringing up rookie Mark Vientos to replace former All-Star infielder Joey Wendle, who they've designated for assignment. 

Wendle was signed by the Mets in the offseason after spending the last two seasons, unproductively, with the Miami Marlins. Wendle was an All-Star in 2021 with the Tampa Bay Rays, where he spent four solid years before being dealt to the Marlins in the winter of '21. 

His time with Miami saw him struggle to a .238 average with an OPS+ of 68 over two years, and things hadn't been much better with the Mets, where he was hitting .222 in 37 plate appearances with no home runs and one RBI. 

Wendle, of course, isn't the only Met who's been struggling, as the team has barely been able to muster a hit in two of its last four games. 

Brett Baty is in a 1-for-22 slump, hitless in his last 14 at-bats. Vientos is expected to platoon with the lefty-swinging third baseman. 

As for Wendle, if no team puts in a claim over the next seven days, and they are unable to trade him, the Mets will still owe him what's left on his one-year, $2 million deal.

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