The Mets’ bench continues to evolve. The latest move relegates the recently acquired McKay Christensen 23 to Norfolk and recalls veteran outfielder Tony Tarasco. Tarasco, a former Yankee, had a strong spring training and will wear No. 40.
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Trade Chain Extended
The Mets over the weekend traded Bruce Chen 32 and AAA pitcher Dickie Gonzalez 39 to Montreal for reliever Scott Strickland. Strickland takes the No. 25 jersey most recently worn by Gary Matthews Jr. The deal extends the Ed Hearn Trade Chain another link.
A broken bone in his hand delivered Mo “Family Feedbag” Vaughn 42 to the 15-DL. Taking his place is deserving perennial outfield candidate Timo Perez, who’ll be in Chicago this week wearingNo. 6.
On Wednesday night, the Mets traded backup outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. 25 to the Orioles and replaced him on the roster with fotrmer Dodgers and White Sox outfielder, McKay Christensen. Christesen is in uniform wearing No. 23. Sarge Jr. bows out of Met-town after 1 at-bat and 1 pinch-running experience.