According to Tim Britton of The Athletic, the Mets have designated right-hander Seth Elledge for assignment. That clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dennis Santana, who Tim Healey of Newsday notes has been selected to the 40-man roster and recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. Healey goes on to note that left-hander Joey Lucchesi has been optioned to Triple-A to make room for Santana on the active roster.
Elledge was a 4th round pick by the Mariners in the 2017 draft. He made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2020, ultimately pitching to a 4.63 ERA in 23 1/3 innings of work across two seasons before being designated for assignment in October 2021. He later signed with the Braves on a minor league deal the following March, before being added to the 40-man roster in November 2022. He did not ultimately make an appearance for the Braves, as the 26-year-old was designated for assignment in April before being claimed by the Mets.
Now that he’s been DFA’d once again, the rest of the league will have the opportunity to claim Elledge off of waivers. After that, the Mets will have the opportunity to assign Elledge outright to Triple-A, though Elledge can refuse that outright assignment, as he has been assigned outright previously in his career.
Elledge’s departure clears room on the 40-man roster for Santana, who had previously appeared in seven games for the Mets prior to being designated for assignment and sent outright to Triple-A. In those seven appearances, Santana struggled to a 7.04 ERA with a 6.03 FIP in 7 2/3 innings of work, walking five while striking out 10. Prior to his arrival in New York, Santana pitched for the Dodgers and Rangers, working to a 5.12 ERA and 4.15 FIP in 139 innings of work.
Making room for Santana on the active roster is Lucchesi, who heads to Triple-A after starting yesterday’s game against the Nationals, allowing one run over two innings before the game was suspended due to inclement weather. Lucchesi departs the Mets rotation with a 4.43 ERA through five starts (22 1/3 innings). Lucchesi is looking to rebound after missing much of the 2021 campaign and all of 2022 while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and figures to serve as key depth going forward for a Mets rotation that has been wrought with injuries throughout the young 2023 campaign.
Can Dennis pitch in game 1 since it was suspended and Joey was on the 26 man for that game and santana wasnt?
Roberto Osuna is literally right there for the taking and they call up the human walk machine. Doesn’t the GM know that our bullpen is one of the worst in baseball? This org has no moral compass if thats the excuse when we previously signed Jose Reyes and Familia. Awful GM, starts from top to bottom
Osuna is employed in Korea right now.
Steve Cohen has gone on record as being against DV when he became the majority owner not the Mets organization prior to him.
Jose Reyes retired before Cohen was the majority owner of the team and had say with the team and Familia was already signed for multiple years before Cohen took over. Despite having a decent last season with the mets they chose to let him walk and with good reason as he been attrocious.
Osuna probably not be even considered for Cohen even if he somehow cloned himself into Mariano Rivera.
deGrom Texas Ranger
The Mets are dumpster-diving now.
Oof. Aside from Vasil who looks very promising, top levels of NYM organization are as barren of arms as I’ve ever seen.
Vasil aint even that good either, I’m sure there is plenty of young fireballing spanish international free agents out there that they can sign and develop