The New York Mets have decided to put an end to the Brad Emaus experiment after just 16 games. They released the Rule 5 second baseman on Tuesday before their game with the Houston Astros as Citi Field. Justin Turner was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to take Emaus' roster spot.
Though he won the job out of Spring Training, Emaus was thought of to have an advantage of the others competing -- including Turner -- due to his status as a Rule 5 selection from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets would have needed to keep Emaus on the Major League roster all year or offer him back to Toronto for $25,000, half of the price for a Rule 5 pick.
Emaus was just 6-for-37 with one RBI while playing solid defense.
Turner had played 10 games for Buffalo, hitting .300 with four extra base hits including two triples.