The Mets have designated lefty Josh Edgin for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to just-acquired righty AJ Ramos.
Edgin, 30, mostly functions as a lefty specialist; he could still end up landing with a contender in such a function, either by trade or by claim. He is earning just $675K for the 2017 season, with two more years of arb control remaining after the current campaign.
Though he maintains a 3.75 ERA, Edgin’s peripherals aren’t quite as rosy,with 6.6 K/9 to go with 4.4 BB/9 and a 47.4% groundball rate. His average velocity has never recovered from the 1.5 mph or so he lost upon returning from Tommy John surgery. And he has allowed a .280/.372/.400 batting line to left-handed hitters on the year, which is not optimal for a situation southpaw.
That said, Edgin has performed much better historically against same-handed hitters. And his swinging-strike rate still sits at 9.7%, the same as it was last year when he managed 11 strikeouts in his 10 1/3 innings. On the whole, particularly given the salary considerations, it seems reasonable to anticipate that Edgin will land on a MLB roster before his period of DFA limbo expires.
there’s so many other people who could’ve been designated
Or could of Trade Somebody off 25 man to do it like Reed,OF,IF.
Someone will pick him up, he’s decent. I wouldn’t surprise if the Mets worked out a trade for like a PTNL or cash.
Edgin? He’s garbage. Can’t lefties nor righties out
But Salas is far worse and a free agent
Edgin plus Rivera to the Cubs for something something.
The Mets front office continues to baffle me with their roster management
I could see Cleveland grabbing him to fill in for Boone Logan.
Finally I hate josh edging he sucks
Meh. Doesn’t add much value because he’s pretty meh
Here’s what I would do as the braves:
DFA Ian Krol
Trade Krol for Edgin
Good riddance Edgin. Lately you give up the Inherited runs, they core, but of course your ERA is left undcathed, and in the box scire few know you cost us the loss. GTFOOH. Yeay.