With many of the likely candidates already forced up to the big league level (and the playoff roster set!) the Mets are expected to make few recalls now that the calendar turns to September and active rosters expand to 40.
One exception is Class AA catcher Josh Thole, who has been recalled from Binghamton and is expected to be in uniform No. 30 for the Mets’ game Tuesday in Denver. A lefthanded hitter with a nice swing but minimal power, Thole might already be an upgrade over Brian Schneider, whose Met career is grinding to a dreadful finish. Thole will be the first Met No. 30 since another catcher, Raul Casanova, early last season.
Thole will become the 52nd Met of the year, as 2009 approaches the team record of 54 players set in 1967.