Satin expected to fill Baxter spot

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Josh Satin

Josh Satin is likely to fill the roster spot of Mike Baxter, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com. Baxter is headed to the disabled list with a right collarbone displacement as well as fractured rib cartilage.

Satin, 27, is hitting .274 with three homers, 15 RBIs and a .359 on-base percentage in 206 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Buffalo. He nearly exclusively has played first base for the Bisons.

Satin had been placed on the Mets' taxi squad in mid-April once David Wright suffered a fractured pinkie, but he returned to Triple-A Buffalo without being activated. He was 5-for-25 with two RBIs, one walk and 11 strikeouts with the Mets last season.

Jason Bay ultimately should assume Baxter's roster spot, but Bay (fractured rib) only began a rehab assignment Saturday with Class A St. Lucie. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts while serving as DH. With the Mets playing two straight series in American League ballparks beginning next weekend, Bay almost certainly should be activated by Friday at Yankee Stadium, if not sooner.