HomeSportsMets DFA Omar Narvaez, acquires C Luis Torrens in trade with Yankees

Mets DFA Omar Narvaez, acquires C Luis Torrens in trade with Yankees

With things not going exactly as planned in recent weeks, the Mets have made some changes ahead of Friday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Among them was an experienced catcher Omar Narvaez will be designated for assignment, reports SNY Andy Martino.

To take his place on the roster, the Mets have acquired a catcher Luis Torrens in a trade with the Yankees.

The 32-year-old backstop has been extremely disappointing on both sides of the football since signing a two-year deal in New York last season.

Narvaez was hampered by a hamstring injury for most of last season Francisco Alvarez when he won the starting job, he played in just 42 games.

Alvarez remained the mainstay behind the plate this season, but when he went down with an injury that was the case Tomas Nido who went a step further and took advantage of the opportunity for more playing time.

Aside from his walk-off hit last weekend, Narvaez hasn’t produced much this season, hitting just .154 with two doubles and a .376 OPS through 28 games.

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His time in New York now comes to an end with a disappointing triple slash of .192/.254/.259 with two home runs and seven doubles in 77 games.

Torrens did not play at the big league level with the Yanks this season, but did enjoy some success with their Triple-A affiliate, hitting .279 with an .807 OPS in 30 games.

The 28-year-old played parts of six big league seasons with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.

His time on the Mets’ roster may be short-lived, however, with Alvarez nearing a return after beginning a minor league rehab assignment Thursday night.

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