April 30, 2007

A Little On Gotay

Ed Ryan at Mets Fever (Shea Nation Network), writes about Rubin Gotay on his way to Shea and gives a little background on the young Second Baseman:

Gotay isn't on the 40 man roster and room will have to be made for him. Hernandez who was on the roster would be the logical solution since he was passed over for Gotay. It appears that the team isn't willing to sacrifice the offense for the spectacular glove work that Ahern provides. Ahern reminds so much of Rey Ordonez, such a shame to see a great glove going to waste but neither could hit at all.

Gotay was obtained in July last year for Jeff Keppinger. This will be his first appearance for the major league team. His numbers this year in New Orleans are: 23 games, Avg. .256, OBP .367, SLG .439, OPS .806, 2 HR, 13 RBIs, 21 Hits, BB 14 and SO 14 (MiLB). Gotay is a switch hitter but very weak from the left side.

In 2005 Gotay played 81 games for the Kansas City Royals in which he batted .227, OBP .288, SLG .344 with 5 HR, 14 doubles and 29 RBIs, fielding .980. In 2004 in limited time with KC Gotay batted .270 in 44 games.

Ruben Gotay is headed to New York with Park, confirming this morning's Daily News report that Jose Valentin is also headed to the DL, though the Mets have yet to announce that transaction.

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