Franklyn Kilome, the beanpole prospect the club received in the Asdrubal-Cabrera-to-the-Phillies trade of 2018, made a wobbly-but-ultimately-successful big-league debut last night during another worse-in-on-the-field-than-in-the-boxscore, humiliating Mets defeat. Rene Rivera went to the injured list to make room for Kilome.
Kilome became the third guy to wear No. 66 which was represented best by Josh Edgin who broke it in between 2012 and 2017. Ty Kelly wore 66 briefly in 2018, after 55 and 56.
Also this morning, word came the club had traded DFAed pitching prospece Jordan Humpheys to San Francisco for center fielder Billy Hamilton. Hamilton will not give away his shot to overtake Ryan Cordell as the noodle-batted, right-handed-hitting pinch-running, centerfielding reserve. He’s worn No. 6 in Cincinnati and Kansas City and 9 in Atlanta.
Also, Jared Hughes has been activated and will wear No. 35, replacing Kilome who was optioned back to Brooklyn. Hughes was out with the COVID virus.
Wore his height (6’6″) on his shirt. Same with the 6’8″ Dellin Betances.
MLB Uniform Numbers on Twitter says Hamilton will wear #21.
Post-Covid roster callups Patrick Mazeika and Juan Lagares will wear Nos. 76 and 87, per Anthony di Como. Kevin Boles coached first base, but I could not catch his number.
Assigning 87 to any veteran, much less a long-term Met like Lagares, is an insult.
News flash: Kevin Boles is wearing 59. Now we can put the paper to bed.
Lagares has wwitched to #15.