Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Holy Hu! Mets Add "Depth" To Middle Infield
As we here in the northeast shovel out of Mother Nature's latest meteorological phenomenon, the Mets were busy building their middle infield.
The Mets acquired no name SS/2B, Chin-lung Hu from the Dodgers for AAA pitcher Mike Antonini.
Hu, who will be 27 in February, has participated in 96 Major League games over the last four years. His Major League Batting Average is a paltry .191 in 173 offical At bats. He appeared in 14 games for the Dodgers in 2010.
Mike Antonini was 2-3 with Bisons (AAA) with a 5.11 ERA and a WHIP of 1.351. He spent last year split between Binghamton (AA) and Buffalo (AAA) going a combined 8-12, 4.49 ERA, 1.236 WHIP. Antonini is 24.
It is expected that Hu will play a reserve role, and compete with Brad Emaus, Luis Hernandez, and Ruben Tejada for a position on the Mets.
Sources: Baseball Reference, MLB Trade Rumors