The Mets have officially placed Wilmer Flores on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring injury and have recalled LHP Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Flores hurt his hamstring in Monday's game. He started the next two nights.
"It's definitely frustrating, but what are you going to do?" Flores said after the game.
He will be examined by team doctors in New York on Thursday.
The Mets are adding a pitcher and not a position player because reliever Logan Verrett will start Saturday in place of Steven Matz, who will be skipped in the rotation to rest his sore left forearm.
Flores is hitting .180 with one home run and two RBIs in 50 at-bats this season, while getting time at first, second and third base.
In 32.2 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, Gilmartin is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
This hurts. He hasn't been great at the plate, but he's given Terry Collins a lot of maneuverability on the bench. He has used him all over the infield and allowed the Mets to get consistent rest for David Wright, fill in for an injured Neil Walker, spot Lucas Duda against lefties and create insurance for Asdrubal Cabrera. That is now gone.
Yes, the Mets have Eric Campbell, but he hasn't been great and does nothing for the Mets up the middle. After Saturday, once Verrett starts and the Mets have a better read on Matz, I expect they'll demote Gilmartin and call up either Matt Reynolds, Dilson Herrera or Ty Kelly from Triple-A to add a backup middle fielder.