The Mets promoted INF Luis Guillorme from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent C Tomas Nido to Las Vegas prior to Wednesday afternoon's game against the Reds in Cincinnati.
The 23-year-old Guillorme will give the Mets depth in the infield after 3B Todd Frazier landed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Guillorme had two hits, including a home run, and collected three RBIs on Monday night for Las Vegas to raise his batting average to .300 on the season through 28 games.
He extended his hitting streak on Monday to nine games and has had multiple hits in six consecutive games.
Guillorme spent the 2017 season with Double-A Binghamton and hit .283 and had 43 RBI in 128 games.
Nido hit .135/.179/.162 in 17 games (37 at-bats) while helping to fill in for Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki. With the Mets acquiring C Devin Mesoraco from the Reds in exchange for Matt Harvey on Tuesday night, he will be splitting time at catcher with Jose Lobaton.
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If the Mets want to place an emphasis on defense, the 23-year-old Guillorme -- the best fielder in the Mets' system and one of the best defenders in all of the minors -- makes sense as the choice.
Guillorme, who has not yet played in the majors, opened some eyes during Spring Training when he hit .306/.447/.417 in 20 games (36 at-bats). He's been heating up lately for the 51s, where he's hitting .300/.394/.433 with seven doubles, one HR, and one triple in 28 games (90 at-bats).
Guillorme has been working on his offense, and he explained his new approach to Baseball America during the offseason.
"The main thing is being consistent with my swing," he told Baseball America. "I'm trying to drive the ball... be a little quieter with my body and my hands and making sure the hands come through before the body does. That's the main thing I've been working on since the season ended."
"I know people talk about me not having any power, but that's not my game," Guillorme told SNY contributor Adam Rubin last July. "The only thing I worry about is figuring out a way to get to second base -- whether that's a double, whether that's a bunt and a steal. That's really the only thing I focus on when I'm hitting."
See Guillorme's defense on display...