Roster Moves: Peterson, Copeland to Big Leagues, Conlon DFA, Hanhold Vegas Bound

By Mets Daddy

May 30, 2018 No comments

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

With the recent rash of pitcher injuries at the Major League level, the New York Mets made a flurry of transactions today.

RHP Tim Peterson, RHP Scott Copeland, and LHP Buddy Baumann have been called-up from Triple-A Las Vegas, and they are available in the Mets bullpen tonight.

Peterson was the Mets 2012 20th Round Draft Pick out of the University of Kentucky. He has earned this chance by continuing to put up good numbers in his professional career.

This year in Triple-A, Peterson has made 22 appearances going 0-1 with a 3.58 ERA, six saves, a 0.940 WHIP, and a 13.0 K/9.

Copeland was signed as a minor league free agent on April 17th. In five starts between Double and Triple-A, he has gone 4-0 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.412 WHIP, and a 6.7 K/9.

In his career, he has made just five appearance with all of them being in 2015. His penultimate appearance was a loss against the Mets.

Baumann was picked up off waivers from the San Diego Padres earlier in this year. He has made one appearance for the Mets allowing three earned in two innings.

To make room for both pitchers on the MLB roster, Phillip Evans and Jacob Rhame were optioned to Triple-A. Previously, Noah Syndergaard was placed on the Disabled List.

To make room for Peterson and Copeland on the 40 man roster, Juan Lagares was placed on the 60 day disabled list, and LHP P.J. Conlon was designated for assignment.

Despite Conlon putting up an 11.12 ERA in two Major League starts, his being designated over Marcos Molina comes as a surprise with Molina struggling in Double-A, having lost velocity, and having just one option remaining past this season.

In other moves, Ryder Ryan (Jay Bruce trade) has been promoted from St. Lucie to Binghamton. Catcher Tomas Nido has also been assigned to Binghamton.

RHP Joseph Zanghi and LHP Blake Taylor have been assigned to St. Lucie.

Finally, RHP Eric Hanhold (Neil Walker trade) has been promoted from Binghamton to Las Vegas.