Braves claim Mets infielder Gotay off waivers |

I won’t write up Ruben Gotay until it’s clear that he’s staying around. The Mets could call him back, or the Braves could trade him to a team further down the waiver list (presumably an AL team). He’s a decent bench player but isn’t really a shortstop, and it would be patently insane to go into the year with two backup infielders with less than 20 combined games of professional experience at shortstop, but that seems to be the case. Prado and Gotay together make up one major league quality second baseman.

UPDATE: Braves PR…

The Official Site of The Atlanta Braves: Official Info: Braves claim infielder Ruben Gotay off waivers

In an additional transaction, the Braves asked for waivers on first baseman Scott Thorman who then cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Richmond.

IOW: “Scott, you suck and nobody wants you.” The release also says that Gotay will be on the 25-man roster to open the season, so someone else has to go from the 40-man roster.