It is the second time in a week that the Mets passed on a call-up of Rosario, a shortstop who has a .333/.374/.496 slash line at Triple-A Las Vegas. When shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera landed on the DL with a thumb issue, the Mets opted for T.J. Rivera.
The clamor for a promotion is even greater given the Mets (30-34) are in the midst of a difficult stretch of schedule that includes series against the Nationals and Dodgers over the next seven days.
As for when the 21-year-old could be headed to Queens, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports the Mets “will at least discuss Rosario coming up earlier than expected.”
The Mets have a history of being cautious, most recently in 2015 when they waited until July before giving Michael Conforto his first taste of the major leagues.
-- Doug Mittler