Mlbtraderumors has reported that the Mets have claimed Manny Acosta off waivers. Tim Dierkes reports that according to a tweet from Mark Bowman of MLB.com “The #Braves placed RHP Manny Acosta on waivers and he was claimed by the Mets.”
Manny Acosta this Spring has appeared in 6 games and over 7 innings pitched has allowed 6 hits 4 earned runs 5 walks and 10 strikeouts.
According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com’s article when they optioned Acosta, “If Scott Proctor (elbow surgery) isn’t ready for Opening Day, the Braves seem to have two bullpen spots left. And with Acosta gone, the front-runners are right-handers Jesse Chavez and Craig Kimbrel and left-handers Jonny Venters and Jo-Jo Reyes.
The 28-year-old Acosta has posted a 3.55 ERA spanning 103 relief appearances through three seasons with the Braves. Last year, his ERA was 4.34 in 36 games.”
Update: According to a post by Michael Baron of MetsBlog “Acosta has been added to the 40-man roster, and will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.“