For the season's first 10 games, the Mets carried an extra reliever, even though it meant having a shorthanded bench. They wanted extra insurance because several starters hadn't been stretched out enough to throw 100 pitches.
But after Thursday night's 7-5 win over the Marlins, the Mets promoted infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas, ending the alignment after two turns through the rotation.
The team did not announce a corresponding move, but a source told Newsday that the Mets will shed a reliever, with Muno joining the team as a fifth bench player.
Muno, 26, hit .327 in spring training. Had second baseman Daniel Murphy not recovered from a hamstring injury in time for Opening Day, Muno had played himself into the mix to make the roster. The switch hitter hit .235 in six games with Las Vegas.
An eighth-round pick out of Fresno State in 2011, Muno will be the first draftee during general manager Sandy Alderson's Mets tenure to reach the big leagues with the organization.
After a replay that took 5 minutes, 44 seconds, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud agreed with the umpires' decision, even though it allowed the Marlins to score the tying run in the seventh.
"I would say they got the play right,'' said d'Arnaud, who missed his first attempt to tag Ichiro Suzuki as he tried to score from third.
Eric Cooper initially ruled Ichiro out because he believed d'Arnaud made the tag. The play was overturned when replays showed that d'Arnaud missed. Ichiro scrambled back to touch the plate, scoring the tying run.
Umpires overturned what had been an infield hit by the Marlins' J.T. Realmuto after a review of 1:46 . . . Lucas Duda had his sixth multi-hit game. He has six of the Mets' 11 doubles.