Mets SS prospect Gavin Cecchini generated three hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Las Vegas.
He's gone 11 for his last 14 at the plate with a homer and five RBI over his last three contests. The 2012 first-round pick seems to have outgrown Triple-A. His .329 average ranks third in the Pacific Coast League this season. He also ranks fifth in hits (137) and sixth in on base percentage (.391). The 22-year-old could see time with the big club once the Triple-A season ends.
Jay Bruce is in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.
Meanwhile, Curtis Granderson is on the bench while Alejandro De Aza will start in center field. Bruce is batting just .163/.242/.267 over 95 plate appearances since being acquired by the Mets on August 1.
Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.
Make that three starts in a row Walker has been absent due to a nagging back injury. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Wilmer Flores will fill in at second base and bat sixth on Tuesday.
Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) has returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.
Cabrera was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday after leaving Sunday's game with left knee soreness, but it didn't keep him down for long. He'll bat second against Tom Koehler.
Blue Jays 1B prospect Rowdy Tellez homered and drove in three runs Monday in Double-A New Hampshire's loss to Trenton.
Tellez has now plated nine runs over his last 10 games. The 21-year-old has had a breakout season for the Fisher Cats, hitting .299 with 20 HR and 76 RBI over 415 at-bats. He ranks second in the Eastern League in on base percentage (.387), third in slugging (.520), third in OPS (.907) and seventh in runs scored (65). Tellez has done enough to earn a chance with Triple-A Buffalo and could see that opportunity at the start of next season.