NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have promoted right-handed reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A to fill the roster spot left by the trade of closer Francisco Rodriguez.
The Mets made the move before Friday night’s game against Philadelphia. Rodriguez was sent to the Brewers right after the All-Star game Tuesday night.
Igarashi was 2-1 with a 4.65 ERA in 15 games for the Mets earlier this season. He was recalled from Buffalo, where he was 0-1 with five saves and an 0.87 ERA.
Igarashi had not allowed a run in Triple-A during his last 13 appearances, covering 19 1-3 innings. Mets manager Terry Collins said Igarashi had gotten a better feel for his splitter over the last two months in the minors.