Confirming what was speculated earlier, the Mets have officially announced that they have optioned 2B/SS Jordanny Valdespin to the minor leagues along with OF Adam Loewen. LHP Garrett Olson, C Lucas May, C Rob Johnson and OF Matt den Dekker. All are expected to start the season with Triple-A Buffalo.
Of the group, only Valdespin spent time with the Bisons last season. The infielder was promoted to the Herd on August 10 and hit .280 (30-107) with two home runs, nine RBI and four stolen bases in 27 games with Buffalo. In 107 games with Double-A Binghamton, the 24-year old hit .297 (120-404) with 24 doubles, 15 home runs, 51 RBI and 33 stolen bases.
Yesterday, Sandy Alderson said Valdespin would play a variety of positions at Buffalo.
“He’s got some real talent. He can do a lot of things that some of our other players cannot. He can run. He can play any of the positions up the middle so he has great versatility. He can be a very valuable player to us. I don’t think he’s going to be on...