Friday was a busy day on the Mets’ minor league transaction ledger, with moves affecting two levels and the major league squad. Most notably, left-handed pitcher Buddy Baumann was acquired from the San Diego Padres on a waiver claim. The 30-year-old will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Joining Baumann on the 51s roster will be Corey Oswalt, who was optioned prior to Friday’s game in San Diego. Oswalt made his major league debut with 4.2 innings of relief on Wednesday in St. Louis. Replacing him on the major league roster will be Jacob Rhame, while Logan Taylor was put on the minor league disabled list.
According to Betsey Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the 51s are expected to get a boost to their rotation in the coming days, as Vance Worley will start for the team on Sunday. The major league veteran was signed to a minor league contract on April 18 and had been in Extended Spring Training.
Meanwhile, in Columbia, the Fireflies should get a boost from Hansel Moreno, who joined the team from Extended. The 21-year-old shortstop hit .295/.360/.432 in 57 games with the GCL and Kingsport Mets last season, and he’ll get his first taste of full-season ball tonight. To make room on the roster, Walter Rasquin was placed on the disabled list.