Mets Designate Mike O’Connor For Assignment

The Mets designated left-hander Mike O'Connor for assignment, according to Adam Rubin of (on Twitter). The move cleared a 40-man roster spot for September call-ups.

The 31-year-old appeared in nine games for the Mets and 39 games for their Triple-A affiliate this year. He posted a 5.22 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 60 1/3 innings at Buffalo, where he also spent the 2010 season. A year ago, he posted similar strikeout and walk numbers (8.9 K/9, 2.2 BB/9) with an ERA of just 2.67.

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