Struggling Mets call up infielder Mark Vientos from minor leagues

NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Mark Vientos has been brought up to the struggling New York Mets after a hot start to the minor league season. The 23-year-old was recalled Wednesday from Triple-A Syracuse, where he hit .333 with 11 doubles, 13 homers and 37 RBIs in 38 games. Luis Guillorme was optioned to Syracuse. Despite a major league-record $355 million opening-day payroll, the Mets are 21-23 and began the day 21st among the 30 teams in runs. New York is 7-16 following a 14-7 start.

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