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Mets select LHP Daniel Zamora, place RHP Bobby Wahl on DL

The New York Mets announced today that the club has selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and placed RHP Bobby Wahl on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Zamora will wear #73 and will be active for tonight's game at Philadelphia. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. To make room on the 40-man roster for Zamora, the Mets transferred Phillip Evans to the 60-day disabled list.

Zamora, 25, was 1-1 with two saves and a 3.48 ERA (20 earned runs/51.2 innings) in 40 games for Binghamton this year. He was named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team. Zamora has racked up 69 strikeouts and issued only 16 walks. He is holding left-handers to a .244 (21-86) mark and right-handers are batting .157 (16-102) against him.

The New York Mets announced today that the club has selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and placed RHP Bobby Wahl on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Zamora will wear #73 and will be active for tonight's game at Philadelphia. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. To make room on the 40-man roster for Zamora, the Mets transferred Phillip Evans to the 60-day disabled list.

Zamora, 25, was 1-1 with two saves and a 3.48 ERA (20 earned runs/51.2 innings) in 40 games for Binghamton this year. He was named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team. Zamora has racked up 69 strikeouts and issued only 16 walks. He is holding left-handers to a .244 (21-86) mark and right-handers are batting .157 (16-102) against him.

He was acquired from the Pirates along with cash considerations on January 31 earlier this year in exchange for LHP Josh Smoker. Zamora posted a 1.86 ERA (11 earned runs/53.1 innings) with 61 strikeouts in 37 games with Bradenton (A) of the Florida State League last year. He also hurled 3.0 scoreless innings in two contests with Altoona (AA) of the Eastern League in 2017. Zamora combined to go 2-4 with nine saves, allowed only two home runs and issued 19 walks. He was named to the mid-season Florida State League All-State team last season.

Overall, the 6-3, 195-pounder has gone 7-7 with 14 saves and a 2.80 ERA (52 earned runs/167.1 innings) in 114 career Minor League games. He has 202 strikeouts during that span.

Wahl is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA (six earned runs/5.1 innings) in seven games with New York.

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Mets place RHP Anthony Swarzak on the DL / recall RHP Jacob Rhame

The New York Mets today announced that the club has placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 10-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 4, with right shoulder inflammation and recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Rhame will wear #35 and will be available for today's game. 
 
Rhame, 25, is 0-1 with one save and an 8.00 ERA (16 earned runs/18.0 innings) in 18 games with New York this season. He was also 1-2 with nine saves a 3.76 ERA (11 earned runs/26.1 innings) in 20 games with Las Vegas. 
 
Swarzak, 32, is 0-2 with three saves and a 6.00 ERA (14 earned runs/21.0 innings) in 22 games for New York this year.
 

The New York Mets today announced that the club has placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 10-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 4, with right shoulder inflammation and recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Rhame will wear #35 and will be available for today's game. 
 
Rhame, 25, is 0-1 with one save and an 8.00 ERA (16 earned runs/18.0 innings) in 18 games with New York this season. He was also 1-2 with nine saves a 3.76 ERA (11 earned runs/26.1 innings) in 20 games with Las Vegas. 
 
Swarzak, 32, is 0-2 with three saves and a 6.00 ERA (14 earned runs/21.0 innings) in 22 games for New York this year.
 

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Mets roster moves: Steven Matz placed on DL; Corey Oswalt recalled

The New York Mets announced Friday they have placed lefthanded pitcher Steven Matz on the 10-Day Disabled List (retroactive to August 1) with a flexor pronator strain in his left arm and recalled righthanded pitcher Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Oswalt will wear #55 and is scheduled to start Sunday afternoon vs. Atlanta.

Oswalt, 24, has appeared in six games for the Mets this season and is 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA (16 earned runs/27.1 innings) in those six games (five starts). Over his last four starts at the major league level, Oswalt is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA (eight earned runs/20.0 innings). He's allowed two or fewer runs in each three of those four outings. Overall, this is Oswalt's fourth stint with the Mets this season (also May 8-15, June 29-July 20 and July 23-27).

The New York Mets announced Friday they have placed lefthanded pitcher Steven Matz on the 10-Day Disabled List (retroactive to August 1) with a flexor pronator strain in his left arm and recalled righthanded pitcher Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Oswalt will wear #55 and is scheduled to start Sunday afternoon vs. Atlanta.

Oswalt, 24, has appeared in six games for the Mets this season and is 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA (16 earned runs/27.1 innings) in those six games (five starts). Over his last four starts at the major league level, Oswalt is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA (eight earned runs/20.0 innings). He's allowed two or fewer runs in each three of those four outings. Overall, this is Oswalt's fourth stint with the Mets this season (also May 8-15, June 29-July 20 and July 23-27).

In 11 starts with Las Vegas this season, Oswalt is 4-4 with a 6.02 ERA (35 earned runs/52.1 innings) with 52 strikeouts.

In 97 career minor league games (91 starts), Oswalt is 41-22 with a 3.64 ERA (202 earned runs/500.0 innings) and 431 strikeouts.

Matz is 5-9 with a 4.35 ERA (52 earned runs/107.2 innings) in 21 starts for the Mets this season.

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Yoenis Céspedes surgery update

Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow to remove bone calcification in his right heel. Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the procedure in Green Bay, WI.
 

Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow to remove bone calcification in his right heel. Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the procedure in Green Bay, WI.
 

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Mets claim infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 31, 2018 - The New York Mets today announced they have claimed infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks and optioned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Reinheimer was designated for assignment by Arizona on July 27. To make room on the 40-man roster for Reinheimer, outfielder Yoenis Céspedes has been transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List. 

Reinheimer, 26, was batting .237 (45-190) with nine doubles, two triples, three home runs, 21 RBI and 26 runs scored in 50 games for Reno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. A versatile defender, Reinheimer appeared in 16 games at shortstop, 12 games at second base and 21 games at third base during his time with the Aces this season. 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 31, 2018 - The New York Mets today announced they have claimed infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks and optioned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Reinheimer was designated for assignment by Arizona on July 27. To make room on the 40-man roster for Reinheimer, outfielder Yoenis Céspedes has been transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List. 

Reinheimer, 26, was batting .237 (45-190) with nine doubles, two triples, three home runs, 21 RBI and 26 runs scored in 50 games for Reno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. A versatile defender, Reinheimer appeared in 16 games at shortstop, 12 games at second base and 21 games at third base during his time with the Aces this season. 

The Charlotte, N.C. native spent most of the 2017 season with Reno, hitting .278 (134-482) with 19 doubles, four home runs, 56 RBI, 87 runs scored, a .341 OBP and 12 stolen bases. He also appeared in two games for the Diamondbacks in 2017, making his major league debut on August 1 at the Cubs. In the two games with Arizona, Reinheimer went 0-5. 

He was originally drafted by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina University. On June 3, 2015, Reinheimer was acquired by Arizona along with catcher Wellington Castillo, righthanded pitcher Dominic Leone and outfielder Gabriel Guerrero in exchange for outfielder Mark Trumbo and lefthanded pitcher Vidal Nuño. 

In 634 career minor league games, Reinheimer has hit .274 (668-2439) with 108 doubles, 20 triples, 19 home runs, 255 RBI, 116 steals and 366 runs scored. Over his six minor league seasons, he's played 490 games at shortstop, 72 games at second base and 57 at third base. He was named a minor league midseason All-Star with Everett (A) of the Northwest League in 2013, Clinton (A) of the Midwest League in 2014 and Reno in 2016. 

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Yoenis Céspedes to have surgery

The New York Mets today announced that outfielder Yoenis Céspedes will undergo surgery to remove bone calcifications in both his right and left heels later this week. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. Céspedes is currently on the 10-Day Disabled List. 
 
Céspedes complained of severe pain in both heels following Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium. He underwent an MRI Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan along with seeing a foot specialist.   
 
Yesterday's MRI and subsequent testing showed bone calcifications in both the right and left heels. The pain, as a result of the calcifications, has caused him to alter his gait in an attempt to manage the discomfort, which has resulted in stress and injury to other parts of his legs. 
 
The consensus among the team doctors and specialists is that all conservative treatment options to manage the pain have been exhausted and that surgery is now recommended. 
 
"This is something Yoenis has dealt with for a number of years and it was a matter of managing the pain with anti-inflammatories and preventative treatment," Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said. "It has now progressed to the point that he felt he could not manage the pain despite all the measures taken to help him prepare to play.
 
"Yoenis did everything in his power to be on the field as he wants to play and be out there with his team. The health of Yoenis and his return to the field is our primary objective."
 
"I have worked hard to manage the pain and fight through it, but it got worse and worse," Céspedes said. "The doctors are confident nothing else but surgery can address this injury and allow me to return to full strength." 

The New York Mets today announced that outfielder Yoenis Céspedes will undergo surgery to remove bone calcifications in both his right and left heels later this week. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. Céspedes is currently on the 10-Day Disabled List. 
 
Céspedes complained of severe pain in both heels following Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium. He underwent an MRI Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan along with seeing a foot specialist.   
 
Yesterday's MRI and subsequent testing showed bone calcifications in both the right and left heels. The pain, as a result of the calcifications, has caused him to alter his gait in an attempt to manage the discomfort, which has resulted in stress and injury to other parts of his legs. 
 
The consensus among the team doctors and specialists is that all conservative treatment options to manage the pain have been exhausted and that surgery is now recommended. 
 
"This is something Yoenis has dealt with for a number of years and it was a matter of managing the pain with anti-inflammatories and preventative treatment," Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said. "It has now progressed to the point that he felt he could not manage the pain despite all the measures taken to help him prepare to play.
 
"Yoenis did everything in his power to be on the field as he wants to play and be out there with his team. The health of Yoenis and his return to the field is our primary objective."
 
"I have worked hard to manage the pain and fight through it, but it got worse and worse," Céspedes said. "The doctors are confident nothing else but surgery can address this injury and allow me to return to full strength." 

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Mets roster moves

The New York Mets announced Tuesday that they have selected the contracts of infielder Jeff McNeil and infielder/outfielder Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, placed outfielder Yoenis Céspedes on the 10-Day Disabled List and designated infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly for assignment. McNeil will wear #68 and Evans will wear #28. McNeil's first appearance will be his Major League debut.

McNeil, 26, was batting .342 (116-339) with 26 doubles, five triples, 19 home runs, 71 RBI, 72 runs scored, a .411 OBP, a 617 slugging percentage and a 1.028 OPS in 88 combined games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas. His 1.028 OPS was fifth-highest among all full-season minor league players while his .617 slugging percentage was third-best among full-season minor leaguers. His 71 RBI were 15th-most in the minors.

The New York Mets announced Tuesday that they have selected the contracts of infielder Jeff McNeil and infielder/outfielder Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, placed outfielder Yoenis Céspedes on the 10-Day Disabled List and designated infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly for assignment. McNeil will wear #68 and Evans will wear #28. McNeil's first appearance will be his Major League debut.

McNeil, 26, was batting .342 (116-339) with 26 doubles, five triples, 19 home runs, 71 RBI, 72 runs scored, a .411 OBP, a 617 slugging percentage and a 1.028 OPS in 88 combined games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas. His 1.028 OPS was fifth-highest among all full-season minor league players while his .617 slugging percentage was third-best among full-season minor leaguers. His 71 RBI were 15th-most in the minors.

The California native began the season with Binghamton and hit .327 (70-214) with 16 doubles, 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 57 games for the Rumble Ponies. At the time of his promotion, McNeil ranked among the Eastern League leaders in home runs (14, second), RBI (43, sixth), average (.327, fifth), slugging percentage (.626, second), on-base percentage (.402, sixth), runs (49, second) and doubles (16, tied for sixth).

After being promoted to Las Vegas, McNeil hit .368 (46-125) with 10 doubles, two triples, five homers, 28 RBI and a 1.027 OPS in 31 games for the 51s. His run with Vegas included an 18-game hitting streak from June 18-July 6 during which he batted .421 (32-76) with 13 extra-base hits, 20 RBI and 15 runs scored. McNeil had hit safely in each of his last seven games with Vegas prior to his promotion and in 28 of 31 games overall with Vegas.

The 6-1, 195-pound McNeil was the Mets' 12th-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State University.

In six minor league seasons, McNeil hit .311 (502-1513) with 94 doubles, 17 triples, 28 home runs, 203 RBI, a .380 OBP, a .443 slugging percentage and an .823 OPS.

Evans, 25, joins the Mets for a fourth time this season after making the club's Opening Day roster out of Spring Training. He was with the Mets from Opening Day-April 5, May 16-22, and May 28-30. In seven games with the Mets this season, Evans is hitting .111 (1-9). In 26 career major league games, all with the Mets, Evans is hitting .262 (11-42).

In 62 games with Las Vegas this year, Evans was hitting .256 (56-219) with eight doubles, a career-best 14 home runs and 39 RBI. In 10 games this month, Evans hit .325 (13-40) with two home runs and nine RBI.

Céspedes is hitting .262 (37-141) with nine home runs, 29 RBI and 20 runs scored in 38 games for the Mets this season. Kelly appeared in nine games with the Mets this year and went 1-11.

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Mets acquire 2 players and international bonus pool money for RHP Jeurys Familia

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets announced that the club acquired minor league infielder William Toffey, RHP Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Jeurys Familia.

"This trade hits three major areas," Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said. We got a major league ready reliever our scouts recommended, a position player who was a high selection from the 2017 draft and strong prospect in the A's system as well as receiving international bonus pool money to help in the future."

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets announced that the club acquired minor league infielder William Toffey, RHP Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Jeurys Familia.

"This trade hits three major areas," Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said. We got a major league ready reliever our scouts recommended, a position player who was a high selection from the 2017 draft and strong prospect in the A's system as well as receiving international bonus pool money to help in the future."

Toffey, 23, was Oakland's fourth round pick in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft from Vanderbilt. The 6-2, 205-pounder was ranked by MLB.com as the Athletics 17th-best prospect. Toffey was hitting .244 (40-164) with eight doubles, five homers, 32 RBI with a .357 OBP in 48 games this year with Stockton (A) of the California League. He batted .263 (55-209) with 11 doubles, two triples, one homer, 22 RBI with a .377 OBP in 57 games with Vermont (A) of the New York-Penn League last year.

"I think very highly of Toffey," Mets Special Assistant J.P. Ricciardi said. "He's got great strike zone discipline, gap-to-gap power and is a solid defender."

Wahl, 26, appeared in seven games with Oakland last year, posting a 4.70 ERA (four earned runs/7.2 innings). He was the Athletics fifth-round pick in 2013 from Ole Miss. The 6-2, 210-pounder was 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA (10 earned runs/39.2 innings) in 34 games with Nashville (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League this season. He racked up 65 strikeouts in 39.2 innings and was tied for fifth in the PCL with 11 saves.

Wahl has 284 strikeouts in 216.1 career minor league innings.

"The Mets have been aggressive internationally the last two years," said Mets Special Assistant Omar Minaya. "This extra bonus pool money will be extremely helpful in acquiring potential top flight talent."

Familia, 28, was 4-4 with 17 saves and a 2.88 ERA (13 earned runs/40.2 innings) in 40 games with the Mets this year. He ranked third in team history with 123 saves.

"Jeurys has been a vital member of our organization ever since we signed him in 2007," said Ricco. "We wish him well in Oakland."

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Mets roster moves

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 20, 2018 - The New York Mets today returned outfielder Yoenis Céspedes from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the Disabled List. The Mets also recalled RHP Drew Smith from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Céspedes will wear #52 and Smith will wear #62 and both will be available for tonight's game. In order to make room on the 25-man roster, the Mets optioned infielder Dominic Smith and RHP Corey Oswalt to Las Vegas (AAA).
 
Céspedes has been on the DL since May 14 with a strain of the right hip flexor. He last appeared for the Mets on May 13 when he went 2-4 with a homer at Philadelphia. Céspedes played 9.0 innings at first base for the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets on Wednesday and went 1-4 with a three-run homer. He played 7.0 innings in leftfield for the Gulf Coast Mets on Tuesday and went 1-4 with a single. Céspedes played 5.0 innings in leftfield in a simulated game on Monday and had seven plate appearances (two homers, single, walk, strikeout).
 
Cespedes is hitting .255 (35-137) with six doubles, eight homers and 28 RBI in 37 games with New York this season.
 
Smith, 24, has allowed one earned run in 3.0 innings (3.00 ERA) in three games with the Mets this year.
 
Smith was 5-1 with three saves and a 2.68 ERA (11 earned runs/37.0 innings) in 25 combined games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) this year. He was 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA (10 earned runs/32.2 innings) in 23 games with Las Vegas.
 
Oswalt, 24, was 0-2 with a 5.64 ERA (14 earned runs/22.1 innings) in five games, four starts for the Mets.
 
Smith, 23, was hitting .183 (13-71) with one homer in 28 games for the Mets.

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 20, 2018 - The New York Mets today returned outfielder Yoenis Céspedes from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the Disabled List. The Mets also recalled RHP Drew Smith from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Céspedes will wear #52 and Smith will wear #62 and both will be available for tonight's game. In order to make room on the 25-man roster, the Mets optioned infielder Dominic Smith and RHP Corey Oswalt to Las Vegas (AAA).
 
Céspedes has been on the DL since May 14 with a strain of the right hip flexor. He last appeared for the Mets on May 13 when he went 2-4 with a homer at Philadelphia. Céspedes played 9.0 innings at first base for the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets on Wednesday and went 1-4 with a three-run homer. He played 7.0 innings in leftfield for the Gulf Coast Mets on Tuesday and went 1-4 with a single. Céspedes played 5.0 innings in leftfield in a simulated game on Monday and had seven plate appearances (two homers, single, walk, strikeout).
 
Cespedes is hitting .255 (35-137) with six doubles, eight homers and 28 RBI in 37 games with New York this season.
 
Smith, 24, has allowed one earned run in 3.0 innings (3.00 ERA) in three games with the Mets this year.
 
Smith was 5-1 with three saves and a 2.68 ERA (11 earned runs/37.0 innings) in 25 combined games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) this year. He was 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA (10 earned runs/32.2 innings) in 23 games with Las Vegas.
 
Oswalt, 24, was 0-2 with a 5.64 ERA (14 earned runs/22.1 innings) in five games, four starts for the Mets.
 
Smith, 23, was hitting .183 (13-71) with one homer in 28 games for the Mets.

 

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Mets roster moves

The New York Mets today announced they have selected the contract of outfielder Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and RHP Drew Gagnon to Las Vegas. Den Dekker will wear #23 and Rhame will wear #35. Both will be active for tonight's game vs. Philadelphia.

Den Dekker, 30, was batting .286 (65-227) with 11 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and six stolen bases in 63 games with Las Vegas this season. The lefthanded hitter was originally drafted by the Mets in the fifth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and made his major league debut with the Mets on August 29, 2013 against Philadelphia. 

The New York Mets today announced they have selected the contract of outfielder Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and RHP Drew Gagnon to Las Vegas. Den Dekker will wear #23 and Rhame will wear #35. Both will be active for tonight's game vs. Philadelphia.

Den Dekker, 30, was batting .286 (65-227) with 11 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and six stolen bases in 63 games with Las Vegas this season. The lefthanded hitter was originally drafted by the Mets in the fifth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and made his major league debut with the Mets on August 29, 2013 against Philadelphia. 

In 80 games with Mets from 2013-2014, den Dekker batted .238 (50-210) with 12 doubles, one home run, 13 RBI and 30 runs scored. Den Dekker was traded to the Nationals for LHP Jerry Blevins on March 30, 2015. The Mets re-signed den Dekker to a minor league contract on February 15, 2018. 

He last appeared in the major leagues with Detroit in 2017 and went 1-7 (.143) in four games. In 158 career major league games over parts of five seasons, den Dekker is batting .234 (82-350) with seven home runs, 19 doubles, 12 stolen bases and 29 RBI during stints with the Mets, Nationals and Tigers. 

Rhame, 25, joins the Mets for the sixth time this season and most recently served as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader. In 14 games with the Mets this year, Rhame is 0-1 with one save and a 6.59 ERA (10 earned runs/13.2 innings). In 23 career major league games, Rhame is 1-2 with one save and a 7.54 ERA (19 earned runs/22.2 innings). In 20 games with Las Vegas this season, Rhame is 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.76 ERA (14 earned runs/26.1 innings).

Kaczmarski appeared in four games with the Mets, going 0-4 with a walk. Gagnon made his major league debut yesterday against the Phillies, allowing six earned runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts over 4.2 innings. 

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Mets international free agent signings

 

The New York Mets announced Saturday that they have signed international free agents Francisco Alvarez, a catcher from Venezuela, and Freddy Valdez, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic.

 

The New York Mets announced Saturday that they have signed international free agents Francisco Alvarez, a catcher from Venezuela, and Freddy Valdez, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic.

"We are excited to welcome Francisco and Freddy to the Mets family," Vice President of International and Amateur Scouting Tommy Tanous said. "They both possess great tools at their respective positions and have very bright futures ahead of them. We look forward to seeing them develop and hone their skills in our system."

Alvarez, 16, hails from Guatire, Venezuela and was the ninth-best prospect in Baseball America's Top-50 International Prospects list. The 5-11, 220-pounder was the 13th-best prospect on MLB.com's Top-30 International Prospects list.

Valdez, 16, is from Santo Domingo, DR and was tabbed as the 25th-best prospect in MLB.com's Top-30 list. The 6-3, 212-pound Valdez was listed as the 29th-best prospect on Baseball America's Top-50 list.

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Mets statement on Jenrry Mejia

"Jenrry Mejia has abided by the terms set forth by Commissioner Manfred and we appreciate his regret and renewed commitment to comply moving forward. We will evaluate his progress on the field and assess the situation and our options in the coming months."
 

"Jenrry Mejia has abided by the terms set forth by Commissioner Manfred and we appreciate his regret and renewed commitment to comply moving forward. We will evaluate his progress on the field and assess the situation and our options in the coming months."
 

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Mets roster moves

The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled righthanded pitcher Gerson Bautista from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and optioned infielder Luis Guillorme to Las Vegas. Bautista will wear #46 and is active for tonight's game vs. Pittsburgh. 

Bautista joins the Mets for a third time this season after stints with the Mets from April 17-21 and May 28-June 5. The 23-year-old made his major league debut on April 17 vs. Washington. In five games for the Mets this season, Bautista is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA (six earned runs/4.1 innings). 

The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled righthanded pitcher Gerson Bautista from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and optioned infielder Luis Guillorme to Las Vegas. Bautista will wear #46 and is active for tonight's game vs. Pittsburgh. 

Bautista joins the Mets for a third time this season after stints with the Mets from April 17-21 and May 28-June 5. The 23-year-old made his major league debut on April 17 vs. Washington. In five games for the Mets this season, Bautista is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA (six earned runs/4.1 innings). 

In 18 combined games this season between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas, Bautista is 2-1 with a 5.61 ERA (16 earned runs/25.2 innings) with 33 strikeouts and nine walks. Bautista's 12 most recent appearances came with the 51s, where he was 1-1 with a 6.06 ERA (11 earned runs/16.1 innings) and 18 strikeouts. 

Bautista is 11-12 with a 2.97 ERA (77 earned runs/233.2 innings) and 215 strikeouts in 103 games (23 starts) during his minor league career. He was acquired by the Mets from Boston on July 31, 2017 in exchange for Addison Reed. 

Guillorme batted .172 (10-58) with two doubles and four RBI in 29 games with the Mets. 

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Mets roster moves

The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled righthanded pitcher Tyler Bashlor from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and optioned RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Bashlor will wear #49 and is active for tonight's game. Bashlor's first appearance would be his major league debut. 

Bashlor, 25, was 0-3 with seven saves, a 2.63 ERA (seven earned runs/24.0 innings) and 30 strikeouts in 20 games for Binghamton this season. Opponents were batting .177 (14-79) versus Bashlor with the Rumble Ponies. Over his last seven appearances, the 25-year-old has allowed two earned runs over 8.2 innings (2.08 ERA) with 11 strikeouts. 

The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled righthanded pitcher Tyler Bashlor from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and optioned RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Bashlor will wear #49 and is active for tonight's game. Bashlor's first appearance would be his major league debut. 

Bashlor, 25, was 0-3 with seven saves, a 2.63 ERA (seven earned runs/24.0 innings) and 30 strikeouts in 20 games for Binghamton this season. Opponents were batting .177 (14-79) versus Bashlor with the Rumble Ponies. Over his last seven appearances, the 25-year-old has allowed two earned runs over 8.2 innings (2.08 ERA) with 11 strikeouts. 

In 117 career minor league games (all relief appearances), Bashlor is 7-9 with a 3.29 ERA (53 earned runs/145.0 innings) with 23 saves and 205 strikeouts. The 6-0, 195-pounder was the Mets 11th-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of South Georgia State. 

Flexen, 23, was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA (four earned runs/3.1 innings) in three relief appearances with the Mets this season. 
 

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Mets DFA Robles, place Ramos on 60-day DL

The New York Mets today selected the contract of RHP Drew Smith from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and selected the contract of the outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski from Las Vegas (AAA). Smith will wear #62 and Kaczmarski will wear #16. Smith and Kaczmarski will each make their major league debut with their first appearance. Following yesterday's game at Colorado, the Mets optioned RHP Paul Sewald and RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (AAA). To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated RHP Hansel Robles for assignment and transferred RHP A.J. Ramos to the 60-Day Disabled List.

Smith, 24, was 4-1 with three saves and a 2.88 ERA (11 earned runs/34.1 innings) in 23 combined games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) this year. He was 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA (10 earned runs/30.0 innings) in 21 games with Las Vegas. The 6-2, 190-pounder has 34 strikeouts in 34.1 innings.

The New York Mets today selected the contract of RHP Drew Smith from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and selected the contract of the outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski from Las Vegas (AAA). Smith will wear #62 and Kaczmarski will wear #16. Smith and Kaczmarski will each make their major league debut with their first appearance. Following yesterday's game at Colorado, the Mets optioned RHP Paul Sewald and RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (AAA). To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated RHP Hansel Robles for assignment and transferred RHP A.J. Ramos to the 60-Day Disabled List.

Smith, 24, was 4-1 with three saves and a 2.88 ERA (11 earned runs/34.1 innings) in 23 combined games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) this year. He was 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA (10 earned runs/30.0 innings) in 21 games with Las Vegas. The 6-2, 190-pounder has 34 strikeouts in 34.1 innings.

Smith was acquired from Tampa Bay last year on July 27 in exchange for first baseman Lucas Duda. He is 12-7 with 16 saves and a 2.02 ERA (39 earned runs/174.0 innings) in 113 career minor league games. He has racked up 191 strikeouts during those 174.0 innings.

Kaczmarski, 26, was hitting .346 (37-107) with three doubles, two triples, 11 RBI and a .416 on-base percentage in 33 combined games between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Las Vegas (AAA) this season. He missed time this season while recovering from hernia surgery.

He has hit .299 (368-1,229) with 68 doubles, 22 triples, 11 homers, 143 RBI and a .380 on-base percentage during minor league career. The 6-0, 194-pounder was the Mets ninth-round draft pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

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