Mets Designate Fernando Nieve For Assignment

The Mets designated Fernando Nieve for assignment after last night’s loss, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. In need of relievers, the team flew in right-hander Manny Acosta from Triple A and he will replace Nieve on the roster, according to the Mets.

The Mets claimed Nieve off of waivers from the Astros last year and he responded by posting a sub-3.00 ERA in 36.2 innings of work. This season, the 28-year-old Venezuelan has a 6.00 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Mets' decision to designate Nieve had something to do with the five runs he allowed the D'Backs to score in his relief appearance Monday.

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5 years 1 month ago


5 years 1 month ago

Acosta is no better …

5 years 1 month ago

its about time they get rid of him… now if only omar would call up Pat Misch or Dillon Gee and send Takahashi back to the ‘pen

5 years 1 month ago

As much as the rivalry must continue, I must inform you… Acosta should be the last person you bring in from the pen. Good luck with him. He’s like many former Brave pitchers, he’s got the stuff, but is never clutch.

5 years 1 month ago

This is just more evidence how much the Mets need to trade for a starter so we can put Takahashi back in the ‘pen.

5 years 1 month ago

Astros better pick him back up! We need pitching depth BAD.