Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/7/13
The Mets shook things up a bit towards the end of last week, electing to call up outfielder Andrew Brown from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and option outfielder Collin Cowgill to the 51s. #bbpBox_330387875646541824 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_330387875646541824 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Roster move: #Mets select contract of outfielder Andrew Brown from Las Vegas (AAA). He will wear #47. NY options Collin Cowgill to Las Vegas May 3, 2013 2:26 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets According to the team’s official press release: Photo by Michael G. Baron Brown, 28, hit .367 (36-98) with two home runs, 13 doubles and 27 RBI in 25 games for Las Vegas.  His 13 doubles lead the PCL.  He was riding an 11-game hitting streak, dating to April 18, during which he hit .391 (18-46) with 16 RBI and five multi-hit games. Brown appeared in 46 games last season with Colorado, hitting .232 (26-112) with five home runs and 11 RBI.  His only other major league action came in 2011 with St. Louis, where he hit .182 (4-22) in 11 games.  He is a .224 (30-134) career hitter in 57 big league games. Cowgill hit .157 (8-51) with two home runs and eight RBI in 19 games for the Mets.” In his debut for the team on Friday Brown went 0-3 with a K, but hopefully better things are on the horizon.  Recently called up 24-year-old Juan Lagares has struggled mightily at the plate with just 1 hit in 15 at bats (.067 avg) and the team can certainly use some depth behind Lucas Duda, Mike Baxter, Marlon Byrd, and Jordanny Valdespin. On the other side of the ball, while the bullpen has been performing well of late and Jeurys Familia seems to auditioning for a possible late inning role with the team, former closer Frank Francisco continues to rehab his right elbow and could be set to return soon. #bbpBox_331247227639062529 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_331247227639062529 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Heard Frank Francisco’s velocity in Florida State League today was pretty good — 93-94 mph. #mets May 5, 2013 11:21 pm via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin The Mets don’t seem to have any intention of letting Francisco take over 9th inning duties from Bobby Parnell, who has run a way with the job by posting an impressive 1.38 ERA and 0.62 WHIP over his 13 appearances this season.  No matter what your baseball wagering strategy is, gambling on getting any real contribution from Francisco at this point seems like a losing proposition, but lately that is the most likely outcome when you gamble on New York.  The Franky Frank signing has been a complete disaster but it would be nice to see him return and pitch well near the All-Star break with an eye towards some bulllpen-needy team maybe throwing the Mets a bone to obtain his services around the trade deadline.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ex-Cowboy indicted on sexual assault charges

Report: Kevin Love to meet with Lakers

Carli Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Auburn, Oregon to open 2019 season at AT&T Stadium

Butler can’t sign one-year contract unless it’s with Bulls

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

DeAndre Jordan wants 4-year deal, bigger offensive role

Kings reportedly looking into viability of firing Karl

Jim Brown: I ‘encourage and support’ Johnny Manziel

Vincent criticizes NFLPA over spending millions on lawsuits

MLB urges Supreme Court to deny San Jose's A's appeal

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Report: Pelicans sign Davis to five-year, $145M extension

Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, replaced by Chad Mendes

Landon Donovan takes shot at Jurgen Klinsmann

Hope Solo admits to using stalling tactics on penalty kick

Scottie Pippen: ‘I was LeBron James before LeBron James’

Feud between Scioscia and Dipoto makes Angels fascinating case study

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh throws out first pitch at Tigers game

MLB’s All-Star roster will now announced be over two days

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets

Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sharks have found their starting goalie by acquiring Jones

Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th says he’s received threats

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.