The Mets have designated righty Buddy Carlyle for assignment to clear roster space for Jon Niese, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tweets. Niese, who’s returning from a shoulder injury, is set to start Monday against the Mariners.
Carlyle had pitched seven innings of relief for the Mets, allowing one run while striking out seven and walking three. He also pitched 33 1/3 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014, posting a 2.16 ERA with 9.7 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. The 36-year-old has pitched parts of eight seasons in the big leagues, also appearing with the Padres, Dodgers, Braves and Yankees.