Today, the Mets designated Emaus for assignment and called up Justin Turner from Triple-A Buffalo.
Emaus hit just .162 with one RBI in 14 games this season. Initially, the Mets loved his power and his ability to get on base. But he showed none of those skills during his time in the majors.
He won his job as the Mets' second baseman, along with Daniel Murphy, mainly because of that track record. If not for his status as a Rule-5 pick, it's unlikely Emaus would have made the team out of spring training.
Emaus must now go through waivers before being offered back to the Toronto Blue Jays for $25,000—half the price the Mets paid for him in the draft.