Mets Designate Manny Acosta For Assignment

TUESDAY: The Mets made the move official (on Twitter).

MONDAY: The Mets will designate reliever Manny Acosta for assignment tomorrow, a baseball official told Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter).  The move will create roster space for fellow right-hander Chris Schwinden

Acosta, 31, served up a three-run homer to the Phillies this afternoon to raise his ERA to 11.86 with 9.4 K/9 and 6.1 BB/9.  In six big league seasons, Acosta owns a 4.13 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 for the Mets and Braves.

12 Responses to Mets Designate Manny Acosta For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. What’s something unforeseen? Omar’s plan getting held up?

  2. Blue387 3 years ago

    Perhaps Don Cooper could fix him.

  3. I had put him on waivers weeks ago, but for some reason Terry Collins kept running him out to pitch….

  4. Marc_from_Brooklyn 3 years ago

    Doesn’t a player sent down have to stay a minimum of 10 days before being recalled unless the recall is to replace an injured player? Schwinden was sent to AAA on May 21 after the series in Toronto. They need Acosta’s spot on the 40-man roster now for Quintanilla to replace the injured Turner on the major league roster, but I did not think they could use an injury to a position player to shorten Schwinden’s stay in the minors.

    • HobokenMetsFan 3 years ago

      It doesnt have to be a pitcher for a pitcher swap, or position player for position player, so technically Schwinden could be taking the place of an injured Turner and Quintinilla could be placed on the 40-man (with acosta being DFA’d) and technically take his place.

      Edit: Didn’t see Adam’s response below until after I wrote this

  5. Adam Heath 3 years ago

    They can use any player they like. 

    • Marc_from_Brooklyn 3 years ago

       Thanks. Ah, the vagaries of MLB roster rules.

  6. D.j. Wilson 3 years ago

    That high strikeout rate will attract someone

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Cashman’s next roster grab.

      • D.j. Wilson 3 years ago

        Ooh that could be an interesting fit. I wouldn’t mind him in Oakland at all or even here in Miami

      • MetsMagic 3 years ago

        The Yankees will claim him so he can hang out with John Maine, Ryota Igarashi, and Pedro Feliciano. 

  7. jherling 3 years ago

    After Acosta’s poor performance last year, how could Alderson and/or Collins have thought that he was a major league pitcher?  And after he got shelled time and again, why did it take them a month to get rid of him?

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