The Mets recalled outfielder Jeff Duncan from AA Bingo today and returned Jason Roach 57 to Norfolk. Duncan was up earlier this season when he became the first Met ever to wear No. 61.
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The Mets got around to placing rapidly aging lefty Al Leiter 22 on the disabled list. To take his place on the roster, they have called Edwin Almonte from Norfolk and, dressed him in No. 56. Almonte, acquired last week in the Roberto Alomar trade, is expected to last only a night as the team plans to recall Jason Roach 57 to make Leiter’s start on Tuesday. We’ll see whether Roach keeps No. 57.
The Mets debuted Jason Roach unsuccessfully on Saturday in Anaheim. Roach was issued No. 57, making him the first player ever to wear that number in a regular-season game. Pointlessly acquired X-Yankee reliever Mike Stanton 32 was meanwhile scheduled to hit the operating table.
MBTN is pleased in the meantime to welcome new GM Jim Duquette to the mix, and wish his contributions to the All-Time Roster are good ones.