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Mets reinstate Jenrry Mejia from restricted list, option Logan Verrett to Las Vegas

Buddy Carlyle has also been moved to the 60-day disabled list.

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The Mets have officially reinstated Jenrry Mejia from the restricted list now that his 80-game suspension for PED use has been served. To make room for him on the active roster, the Mets optioned Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room him on the 40-man roster, the team moved Buddy Carlyle from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Mejia has not appeared in a major league game since last season. Slated to enter the Mets' game on Opening Day this year, he was unavailable because of elbow soreness. Shortly thereafter, he received his suspension. But last year, Mejia was excellent out of the Mets' bullpen after the Mets moved him there from the starting rotation. In 56.1 innings as a relief pitcher, Mejia had a 1.72 ERA and 3.15 FIP. He struck out 24.3 percent of opposing hitters and walked 8.5 percent.

It's a little surprising that Verrett was the move for Mejia on the active roster, as he looked very good in 12.1 innings with the Mets. He had a 0.73 ERA and 2.11 FIP over his stint with the team. Last winter, Verrett was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 draft, and earlier this year, he wound up with the Texas Rangers when the Orioles placed him on waivers. He made his first few major league appearances for Texas but had a 6.00 ERA through nine innings before the Rangers placed him on waivers. He cleared and was returned to the Mets.

Last but not least, Carlyle has been out since early this year with back pain. The 37-year-old was a pleasant surprise out of the Mets' bullpen last year, as he had a 1.45 ERA and 2.65 FIP in 31 innings. He had a 5.63 ERA in eight innings this year before hitting the disabled list, though he had a 1.96 FIP.