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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13 Comments on "Mets Designate D.J. Carrasco For Assignment"


Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 3 months ago

thanks god for listening to my prayers.

Blue387
3 years 3 months ago

He had a WHIP over two coming into tonight’s game.

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 months ago

…in 2.1 innings. That doesn’t indicate anything other than the fact that he had 2.1 bad innings.

Biggio
3 years 3 months ago

I bet the drama he caused last night had an influence as well.

Slopeboy
3 years 3 months ago

While his numbers were not good. Today’s move is a direct result of the stupid act he pulled in last night’s game against the Brewers. One thing that I love about Collins is that he holds his players responsible.
Carrasco was on the bubble since last year, and when he put the Mets hitters in a bad spot by hitting a Brewers player after a HR, it didn’t sit well with Collins.
Today DJ was cut after another loss.

Blue387
3 years 3 months ago

Remember when Carrasco balked in the game-ending run in Atlanta last June?

MisterBill
3 years 3 months ago

I was thinking (and hoping) they might do this once he gave up the home run last night for the 2nd game in a row. I wonder if they did it in the middle of the game or waited until it was over? Did he get back to his locker and find his stuff all packed up?

3 years 3 months ago

 Seriously though, the Mets have to address their bullpen situation pronto.  They basically have 3/6 guys that are totally ineffective-Acosta, Carrasco (gone now) and Francisco.  Especially Francisco is setting a bad tone for the whole pen. 

Papelbon’s 4/40 deal is starting to look pretty good, in retrospect…  No more bargain closers?

3 years 3 months ago

Of course the problem is there’s no one in AAA to help-thanks Omar, yet again.

3 years 3 months ago

 Omar is long gone and the team is headed in the right direction but they are not gonna be in the playoffs. Fans have to look at the reality that the days of the quick fix is over for this organization. They have been burned too many times. It won’t be the same as “Moneyball” in Oakland because the owners still have money but Sandy A is going to be careful with long term contracts and with resigning free agents with injury history for big bucks.

The idea is to have the young stud pitching prospects anchor the staff when they are ready and to combine them with the strong young nucleus that is presently on the roster. DaviD Wright will be resigned and end up as the captain of this team as he has stepped forward as the leader and has again regained his stroke. The future will be bright but it is not quite ready!

Patience….will be rewarded

3 years 3 months ago

Pedro Beato can help the Mets bullpen rebound if he is activated from the 60-day DL.

jherling
3 years 3 months ago

Excellent!  Hopefully, Carrasco will never be back (unless he’ll be facing Mets batters)!  Acosta can be the next one to sit in the ejection seat.

4nymets
3 years 3 months ago

Carrisco has been assigned for doom and failure, long ago!