By Ben Sullivan
The New York Mets gave elevated power-hitting prospect Mark Vientos from the minors, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan, in an attempt to boost their struggling offense.
Vientos, 23, is batting .333 with 13 home runs, 37 RBIs and a 1.104 OPS in 38 this season at Triple-A Syracuse. He was rated as the Mets’ No. 6 prospect earlier this year by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel.
The right-handed Vientos has split playing time at first base and third base since the start of last season at Syracuse, although it is unclear where he will play defensively with the Mets.