David Lennon of Newsday reports that the Mets claimed Arturo Lopez, a 26-year-old reliever, off waivers from the Padres. The lefty allowed ten baserunners over the course of 2.1 innings for the Padres this year without striking anyone out.
He can be much better than that, however. In 20 games for Triple A Portland, Lopez had a strikeout to walk ratio of 23/13 and allowed less than a hit per inning en route to a 3.77 ERA. As Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post says, Lopez was assigned to the Mets' Triple A team in Buffalo.