Tovar signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Tovar spent all of 2015 with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, batting .283 with 42 RBI and 30 stolen bases. The 24-year-old played significant innings at second base, third base, and shortstop last year, which could help him in the long run as he tries to move up to playing with the major league club.
Tovar was sent outright to Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday. Tovar was hitting .283/.327/.356 in 102 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, but a concussion derailed his season early. It's unclear if he will ready to play next season, but this move will take him off the Mets' 40-man roster.
The Mets, who are dealing with injuries to their infield, have called up shortstop Wilfredo Tovar and third baseman Danny Muno from Triple-A, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports. The call-up will be Muno's second stint with the Mets this season. In 14 at-bats this season, Muno hit .071. Tovar is hitting .259 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 143 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
The Mets have reassigned infielders Dilson Herrera and Wilfredo Tovar down to minor-league camp on Tuesday, per ESPN. Herrera hit .220 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 59 at-bats last season with the Mets. He had just one hit in 17 at-bats for the Mets in Grapefruit League play. Tovar hit .286 with three walks in spring-training games.
According to NJ.com, the Mets will call up Wilfredo Tovar for Tuesday's game at Washington. They need an extra infielder with Dilson Herrera sidelined by a strained right quadriceps. Tovar has spent most of 2014 at Double-A Binghamton, hitting .282 with a .690 OPS in 255 at-bats there.