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Lefty Gilmartin replaces Goeddel on Mets' roster

NL Championship Series against Cubs begins tonight

NEW YORK -- Wary of the Cubs' left-handed sluggers and their own lack of lefty bullpen depth, the Mets added reliever Sean Gilmartin to their National League Championship Series roster on Saturday, removing right-hander Erik Goeddel.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled to start tonight at 7:30 ET (TBS).

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Gilmartin, 25, appeared in 50 games during his rookie season, going 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA and striking out 54 batters in 57 1/3 innings. Although he is not a classic lefty specialist, Gilmartin may be the Mets' only left-handed option in some postseason games. Jon Niese had a death in his family Friday night, and he may be unavailable for one or more NLCS games.

Lefty starter Steven Matz will also be available out of the bullpen, though only for Games 1 and 2.

Goeddel's only NLDS appearance occurred when he faced four batters in the ninth inning of the Mets' 13-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the Division Series, retiring none of them. One of the four hits he allowed was a Howie Kendrick three-run homer.

Matt Reynolds, who replaced shortstop Ruben Tejada on the roster after Tejada was injured in NLDS Game 2, remained on the roster. Fellow infielder Juan Uribe, who has been nursing a chest injury since late September, remained off it. As of Friday, Uribe had yet to perform any baseball activities in his rehab program, making it unlikely that he will appear at all for the Mets this postseason.

Tyler Clippard
Bartolo Colon
Jacob deGrom
Jeurys Familia
Sean Gilmartin
Matt Harvey
Steven Matz
Jon Niese
Addison Reed
Hansel Robles
Noah Syndergaard

Travis d'Arnaud
Kevin Plawecki

Lucas Duda
Wilmer Flores
Kelly Johnson
Daniel Murphy
Matt Reynolds
David Wright

Yoenis Cespedes
Michael Conforto
Michael Cuddyer
Curtis Granderson
Juan Lagares
Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.
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