Wrapping up some minor moves from around the game…
- The Mets outrighted Hunter Strickland to their alternate training site, the team announced. Strickland was designated for assignment earlier this week and cleared waivers, then accepted the outright assignment. This is the second time the veteran hurler has been outrighted this season. After signing a minors contract with the Mets in June, Strickland has an 8.10 ERA over 3 1/3 innings with the team.
- In another Mets move, the Amazins released right-hander Pedro Payano, as per the MLB.com transactions page. Payano made his Major League debut in 2019, posting a 5.73 ERA over 22 innings for the Rangers before signing a minor league deal with the Mets over the offseason. The New York-born Payano, however, didn’t see any big league action for his hometown team in 2020. Payano is a veteran of eight seasons in the Rangers organization, posting a 3.68 ERA, 2.46 K/BB rate, and 8.2 K/9 over 686 1/3 minor league innings (starting 125 of 142 games).
- The Yankees released righty Adonis Rosa, the team announced. Rosa had been pitching at the Yankees’ alternate training site. Signing with the Yankees as a 19-year-old in 2013, Rosa has a 3.35 ERA, 3.79 K/BB rate, and 7.8 K/9 over 515 1/3 career minor league innings, starting 74 of his 114 career games in New York’s farm system. Rosa’s MLB resume consists of a single game, a two-inning appearance on August 13, 2019.