MIAMI – Twelve years later, Carlos Gomez returned to New York Metz.
New York chose Gomez's contract from Triple-A Syracuse and made him play sixth in the right field during a 8-6 loss against Friday night at Miami Marlins.
Gomez went 0 to 3 before leaving the game in a double switch.
Mets put Outfield Michael Confort on the seven-day early list due to a concussion and assigned outfitter Ken Brostston for a task. They recalled the right Paul Seawald of Syracuse.
Gomez, a star for Milwaukee in 2013-14, last played for Mets when he was a rookie in 2007. They signed the 33-year-old outsider of a small league contract in March, and he replied .270 with 22 IRBs in 35 Syracuse matches.
"He obviously knocked the ball very well," Metz manager Mickey Kallaway said. "The defense was exceptional, the management, the bass player, from top to bottom, the reports were excellent, so he's here to help us win some games."
Broxton struggled with 143 in 34 games. Mets hopes to keep him in their system.
"It just does not happen to him," said Callaway. "We have confidence that this child can play, and we are very confident that he will return to the organization and help us at some point this year."
Confort was hurt on Thursday in Washington when he confronted a teammate while chasing a pop-up window. On Friday, he saw a neurologist who does not prescribe baseball activities in the next few days and a revaluation is expected Monday.
The noise of roster shifts came with the third Metz in the NL East at 20-22.
"We have great expectations that we are very vocal for the season," said General Manager Brody Van Wagenen. "We have not reduced our expectations, we want to be responsible for winning the games, and we are looking forward to getting here and trying to deal with it."