According to Andy Martino, Mets have optioned Manny Acosta to AAA to make room for Ryota Igarashi. Jenry Mejia will stay in the bullpen and according to Jerry Manuel will “do what he did in the 7th inning”.
-Faced with two pitchers on the DL, one pitcher in the bullpen and getting your 8th inning guy back…Mejia still manages to stay on the squad. I know it may take up to even August for Mejia to be stretched out as a starter but what a shot in the arm it would be going down the stretch to have a guy like Mejia be available to start if needed. Hammys are a nagging type of injury and might plague Niese all year while who the hell really knows what up with Maine, throw in Oliver Perez being…well…Oliver Perez and what you have to do is give yourself as many options as possible if this team expects to contend for a playoff spot. Our starting pitcher depth pretty much has evaporated in one month. Mejia got a whole lot of experience in the majors and proved he could hang, now the teams need is starting pitching and since that was always the plan with Mejia…might want to start getting that done now…especially with your 8th inning guy back.