More news will likely follow on Gonzalez soon, but for now we know Justin Turner is at first base with Alberto Callaspo at third. Carl Crawford gets a start in left field, with Andre Ethier moving to right in place of Puig.
We might have also reached a point where an old friend alert becomes a stalking alert.
The Mets made a trade on Friday night trying to bolster their offense, acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves in exchange for a pair of minor league pitchers. Though Uribe is not in the starting lineup for New York on Saturday night.
Uribe started two of the three games when the Dodgers were in Atlanta earlier this week, and drove in the go-ahead runs for the Braves on both Monday and Tuesday night. Since the Dodgers traded Uribe to Atlanta on May 27, he is 3-for-10 with a double, three walks and two RBI against his old team.
I have no idea if the Dodgers have ever had a player play for them, then play against them with two different teams in the same season. I tried researching using the wonderful Baseball-Reference play index, but gave up after not finding anyone back to 1950 (it is a very labor-intensive search, so it's quite possible I missed someone). So Uribe could be making some sort of history once he plays for the Mets this weekend.
Johnson bats cleanup, playing second base for New York.
It's a Mets lineup stacked with left-handed batters, with six of their first seven hitters batting from the left side. In 124 plate appearances in the minors this year, left-handed batters hit .254/.279/.339
The Mets designated John Mayberry Jr., their cleanup hitter on Thursday, for assignment as part of the trade to make room on the active roster for Uribe and Johnson. In addition, Danny Muno was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.