Found September 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
With Ruben Tejada lost for the season due to a broken leg, the Mets have promoted shortstop Wilfredo Tovar. According to today’s media notes, he is not in tonight’s starting lineup, but will be available off the bench to Terry Collins. I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfredo Tovar play shortstop in Binghamton. The knock on Tovar is he’s a prototypical “good field – no stick” infielder. Good field simply doesn’t do Wilfredo Tovar’s defensive play justice, “magnificent field” might be more like it. At 5’10 inches tall and only some 160 pounds, Tovar doesn’t attract the attention commanded by many modern day baseball players. That is until you see this kid field a baseball. Great hands and a quick first step that allows him to move laterally, either deep into the hole between third and short or travel behind the second base, bag help Tovar complete circus-like infield plays on an almost daily basis. The young shortstop has great arm strength with a lightnin
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