JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — The New York Mets made their first two September call-ups today (9/1/2011), and one of the lucky players is Jewish.
Josh Satin, a 26-year-old infielder in his 4th season with the Mets franchise, began the year with the Binghamton Mets (AA) before being promoted to the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) in July. Across the two teams he hit a combined .323 with 12 HRs, 76 RBIs, 43 doubles, a .411 on-base percentage, and .495 slugging percentage.
Satin is versatile with the glove. He played 57 games at 3B this season, 44 at 2B, 20 at 1B, and another 12 as designated hitter. Though this will be the Hidden Hills, Calif., native’s first stint on an MLB roster, he had 6 at-bats with the Mets during Spring Training this year, going 2-for-6 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.
Satin will be the 13th Jewish player to take the field with a major-league team this year, and the second on the Mets. 1B Ike Davis was hitting .302 with 7 HRs and 25 RBIs as of May 10 when he collided with Mets P David Wright on a fly ball.
Jewish Baseball News reader Esther was the first of several fans to notify us about the decision to promote Satin, who will wear the number “3” on his jersey. The Mets also promoted P Josh Stinson today.
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