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Francisco Álvarez was activated by the Mets

The Queens team once again has two Venezuelan masks on its roster, as is the case with Luis Torrens

The New York Mets activated Venezuelan catcher Francisco Álvarez this Tuesday, after he completed his rehabilitation in the Minor Leagues and resolved his family matters in Venezuela.

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To make a place for him on the roster, the team from “The Big Apple” put the Puerto Rican player, Tomás Nido, on assignment. In 32 games he could barely hit for an average of .229 (83-for-19) with three home runs, eight RBIs, nine runs scored and a .622 OPS in 90 visits. In addition, he retired six of 38 runners who came out to conquer a base.

Now, the Mets remain on their active roster with Venezuelans Francisco Álvarez and Luis Torrens, who is hitting .313 after his first six games since being acquired from the Yankees. He has been the protagonist of three outs in attempted steals, as well as good defensive plays. Such is the case of doubleplay through lane 32 to seal his team's victory in the second of the London Series on Sunday 6-5 against the Phillies.

For his part, it must be remembered that Francisco Álvarez began his rehabilitation from left thumb surgery on May 30 at Double-A Binghamton. He played nine innings behind the plate for the first time in Class A Advanced on June 4. There he received a no-hitte in which he pitched his compatriot Joshua Cornielly.

He returned to the United States from his trip to Venezuela to play in Brooklyn's catcher's field for all nine innings last Sunday, June 9. Thus, apparently he is now totally ready to resume action at the highest level.

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