"I haven't heard anything about that", Mets manager Mickey Callaway told reporters Sunday, including Justin Tasch and John Healy of the New York Daily News.
Slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez was released following a 2-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night, and the Mets will recall Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday when they begin a 10-game road trip in Atlanta.
Gonzalez has hit 317 home runs in a 15-year career, but was among the first casualties for a Mets offense that has failed miserably in 2018.
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In another move, the Mets designated catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment and called up utilityman Ty Kelly from Triple-A as well. In 55 games with Las Vegas, Smith has a.720 OPS, with two homers in 243 plate appearances. Smith registered a.198 batting average and hit nine home runs in 49 games last season. But he was disciplined early in camp for arriving late one day and then he strained a quad, keeping him out of the lineup for most of the spring. At least if they don't stick Jay Bruce at first base and move their outfield parts around once Yoenis Cespedes comes back.