Last season, Catalanotto played both second base and the corner outfield positions for the Brewers, which means he could also fill in for Luis "Gimpy Knees" Castillo. Catalanotto is a career .292 hitter, with his best year coming in 2001, nine years ago. Last season for the Brew Crew, he hit a respectful .278 in 144 plate appearances.
One thing going for Catalanotto is that he is a Long Island boy, born and raised in Smithtown. One thing not going for Catalanotto is age. A stint on the Mets could ultimately lead to retirement, as it's happened with players like Moises Alou and Andres Galarraga, who never even played a regular season game for the Mets before calling it quits.
And maybe I'll learn how to spell Catalanotto by the end of the season. Along with Francoeur.