In addition to the return of INF Jed Lowrie, the Mets announced two others roster moves before Saturday's 7:10 p.m. game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets recalled RHP Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Syracuse and transferred OF/1B Dom Smith to the 60-day injured list, the team said.
In his first three stints with the Mets, Gagnon has posted a 3-1 record despite a lofty 8.74 ERA. In 17 appearances this season, Gagnon has struck out 16 while walking seven in 17 appearances.
For Smith, meanwhile, the rest of his season is in jeopardy. While his foot injury was initially diagnosed as a stress reaction, Smith says it's now a stress fracture.
'They said stress fractures, a lot of times it's not once instances that happens. They said that it could have ramped up just from me running more and stuff like that. ... Just constant impact on the bone causes a stress fracture."
Smith was originally placed on the 10-day IL on July 27. Now, even if he is healthy enough to return, it likely wouldn't be until the last week of the season.
Though his outfield defense was shaky at times, Smith was having a strong season for the Mets at the plate, batting .278 with 10 home runs, 22 RBI, and an OBP of .352.