Mets Call Up Justin Turner; Brad Emaus Designated For Assignment

FLUSHING, N.Y., – The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled infielder Justin Turner from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and designated infielder Brad Emaus for assignment. Turner will wear uniform #2 and will be available for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game vs. Houston.

Turner, 26, was hitting .300 (12-40) with six runs scored, three doubles, two triples and two RBI in 10 games with the Bisons this season.

The 6-0, 208-pounder went 1-8 (.125) with a double in four games with the Mets last July. He batted .333 (104-312) with 22 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 78 games last season with Buffalo after he was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on May 25, 2010. Turner also appeared in five games with the Orioles last year, going hitless in nine at-bats.

Turner batted .231 (9-39) with two doubles and five RBI in 19 games this spring.

Emaus was hitting .162 (6-37) with one RBI in 14 games with the Mets this year.

Following Tuesday’s move, New York has 10 days to trade Emaus, release him or send him outright to the minors.

  • Wilberto

    I would had just brought up Ruben Tejada, I mean he’s young a great fileder and could hit better than Brad Emaus

  • Robert

    Now we’re missing Castillo??? Nah…it’ll all shake out.

  • Ken

    Why not bring up Rubin Tejada. He imay be better than what is currently in the dugout He is part of the future and may not get his chance an Short Stop.

    • G.I Joe

      And why’s that Ken Barbie? haven’t you heard, Reyes will be shown the door, either by a trade in mid-summer or by free agency. Haven’t you heard, the Mets are looking to reduce their payroll, that means its bye bye, adios Reyes, with Wright to follow next year.

      Besides its not like the Mets have won with both players. It’s time for new blood, out with the old & over-rated & in with the new & over-rated can’t hit future shortstop Tejada.

  • Omar

    where’s Castillo now that you need him?

    • Master Shake

      He’s somewhere laughing his head off

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