The Mets have signed right-hander pitcher Tyler Herron out of the American Association where he led the league with a 0.80 ERA in 56 innings. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks starter has gone 5-1 with the sparking ERA, has walked just 12 batters and it’s was holding opponents to a .161 average. He aslo has two complete game shutouts this year.
Herron, 29, was a first round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005 out of Wellington Community High School in Florida. He made it to as far as Double-A in the Cardinals system before being released in 2009. He reached Triple-A with the Washington Nationals in 2014 before returning to the Independent Leagues.
Overall, in his minor league career (seven seasons) he has gone 35-35 with a 3.92 ERA , 1.341 WHIP and 536 strikeouts in 603 innings.
He will report to the Binghamton Mets.