Hanhold will be exposed to the other 29 teams via waivers, though he could remain with the Mets organization if he goes unclaimed. Otherwise, the team could trade or release the right-hander, which would send him to the third organization of his career.
Hanhold, 25, hasn’t yet pitched in the Majors this season, having made just three career appearances for the Mets, all of which came a season ago. A former fifth-round selection, he has posted good, if not great, numbers at Triple-A this season: in 63 1/3 appearances, Hanhold has pitched to a 3.84 ERA, striking out 54 batters while walking 26.
29-year-old Donnie Hart will return to the Mets’ 40-man after he was outrighted just over a week ago. He’s tossed just one inning for the Mets this year, but will now have a chance to get into more games as a lefty specialist. He’s got solid career numbers after breaking in with the Orioles, but has gotten only limited opportunities to show his worth in the Majors this year.