Conlon Returns To Mets; Evans Designated For Assignment

By Mets Daddy

June 6, 2018 No comments

PJ Conlon/Photo by Ed Delany

Considering his Irish heritage, it’s fair to say the Mets got a mulligan on their decision to designate P.J. Conlon for assignment.

Less than a week after the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Conlon, the Mets claimed Conlon back after the Dodgers designated Conlon for assignment to make room for LHP Caleb Ferguson on the 40 man roster.

Despite having been assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Conlon never officially threw a pitch as a member of the Dodgers organization.

Through the whole series of transactions, Conlon showed a good sense of humor:

Conlon’s return to the Mets organization comes not long after the team had designated LHP Buddy Baumann for assignment to make room for RHP Anthony Swarzak on the roster after he was activated from the 60 day disabled list.

Prior to Conlon returning, this had left the Mets with just Steven Matz and Jerry Blevins as left-handed pitchers on the 40 man roster.

To accommodate Conlon’s return to the Mets 40 man roster, Phillip Evans was designated for assignment. This marks the second time in eight months Evans has been designated for assignment by the Mets.