Roster Moves: Oswalt To Vegas; Wheeler Recalled

By Mets Daddy

April 10, 2018 No comments

Corey Oswalt/Photo by Ed Delany

With the heavy workload the Mets bullpen has undertaken to start the 2017, especially Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, the New York Mets had called up Corey Oswalt to be available to pitch out of the bullpen.

As Tim Britton of The Athletic reported, had Yoenis Cespedes not delivered the game winning double and the game remained tied, Oswalt would have made his major league debut in the ninth inning of a tied game.

That major league debut is now going to have to wait.

With Jason Vargas still on the disabled list, and Lugo now firmly entrenched in the bullpen, the Mets are calling up Zack Wheeler to start on Wednesday as the Mets look to sweep their second straight road series against a divisional foe.  To make room for Wheeler on the roster, Oswalt will be sent back down to Triple-A

Oswalt last pitched in the home opener for the Las Vegas 51s. In that start, he allowed three runs on five hits, a walk, and a hit by pitch in four innings.