Ruben Gotay will be in limbo for a few more hours.
It is believed that Gotay was placed on waivers on Wednesday, after facing Pedro Martinez in a minor league game. The game ended around noon, and Gotay is on waivers for three days. That means sometime in the next few hours, it will be determined if Gotay will stay with the team.
Rumor has it that Gotay will refuse any assignment to AAA. Gotay could refuse assignment and become a free agent.
This stinks. Even though he might not have the best glove, he makes some fine plays in the field. If he gives up on switch hitting, he could be a really good hitter.
I'd love for him to stick with the Mets, because I don't see one of Damion Easley, Marlon Anderson, or (ugh) Fernando Tatis not going down with an injury at sometime during the season. The first guy the Mets will turn to would probably be the light-hitting Anderson Hernandez, again.
Gotay, take the assignment if you make it through waivers. Please. You're going to get your shot with the team, you just have to wait until some people come to their senses.