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"


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Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 1 month ago

thanks god for listening to my prayers.

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Blue387
3 years 1 month ago

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

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Devern Hansack
3 years 1 month ago

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

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Biggio
3 years 1 month ago

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

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Slopeboy
3 years 1 month 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.

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Blue387
3 years 1 month ago

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

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MisterBill
3 years 1 month 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?