The Mets have designated Mike Jacobs for assignment to clear roster room for reliever Tobi Stoner, reports ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin.
Signing Jacobs to a minor league deal was probably a worthwhile experiment for the payroll-stretched Mets, but the arrangement just didn't work out and it was time to cut the cord. He was hitting .208/.296/.375 in 24 at-bats prior to the move, a millstone around New York's early-season offensive neck. He was atrocious last season for Kansas City, too, so hope for a turnaround wasn't abundant. Stoner was needed for pitching reinforcement after Saturday's 20-inning victory over St. Louis. Since Daniel Murphy isn't yet ready to return, it's probably time to call up hyped first base prospect Ike Davis when Stoner is no longer needed.