Mets Designate D.J. Carrasco For Assignment

The Mets have designated reliever D.J. Carrasco for assignment, according to the team's official Twitter page.  The right-hander appeared in just 2.1 innings for the Mets so far this season.

Carrasco, 35, couldn't find much work in the crowded Mets bullpen and the team looked at him as a trade candidate in early March.  At the time, the Marlins were mentioned as a possible fit because of the pitcher's time playing for Ozzie Guillen in Chicago.  Another official mentioned that the Angels could have interest as GM Jerry DiPoto traded for Carrasco while with the D'Backs.

The veteran owns a 4.50 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 across eight big league seasons.  Carrasco is set to earn $1.2MM this year, the final season of his two-year pact.

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