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Mets option Jack Leathersich Triple-A to make room for Steven Matz

Leathersich was the 26th man on a 25-man rotation after Steven Matz was promoted.

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Left-handed relief pitcher Jack Leathersich was demoted to Triple-A late last night, following the Mets' sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.

After the promotion of left-handed starting pitcher Steven Matz, who excelled on the mound and at the plate in game two of yesterday's doubleheader (and also has an amazin' grandpa), Leathersich was sent down to Las Vegas; because of the doubleheader, the Mets were allowed 26 men on the roster yesterday.

In 17 appearances with the big league club, Leathersich had a 2.31 ERA, a 2.75 FIP, and a 1.629 WHIP. Leathersich, who notably struggles with control earlier in his career throughout the minor leagues, had a 5.4 BB/9 rate and 10.8 K/9. He fared slightly better against righties, with left-handed hitters hitting .280 and right-handed hitters going .263.

The Mets will still have another demotion to make before Tuesday's game against the Cubs to make room for Daniel Murphy, who is expected to finally return from a quad injury.