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New York Mets: Frank Catalanotto DFA'd, Chris Carter Recalled

NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets connects on a seventh inning broken bat infield hit against the Washington Nationals on May 10, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IMay 11, 2010

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork , the Mets have designated outfielder/pinch hitter Frank Catalanotto for assignment and have promoted outfielder/first baseman Chris Carter to take his spot on the roster.

Catalanotto, 36, has served primarily as a pinch hitter off the bench, but has had a truly putrid season putting up a .160 batting average, a .192 OBP, and a .200 SLG.

The Mets gave the local guy a chance, he’s from Smithtown, N.Y., but with his numbers so pathetic, it was only a matter of time before he was cut.

Carter, 27, was acquired late last season for reliever Billy Wagner . He has been tearing the cover off the ball so far this season for Triple-A Buffalo. In 29 games and 113 at bats he has a .336 average, a .390 OBP, a .611 SLG, and a 1.001 OPS.

He also has six homers, nine doubles, and a pair of triples. He has been playing mostly the corner outfield spots, but is capable of all three positions as well as first base.

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