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Mets demote Dario Alvarez, keep Logan Verrett

Alvarez's demotion makes room on the roster for David Wright.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

A day after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets have demoted Dario Alvarez, making room on the 25-man roster for David Wright, who will return to the starting lineup on Monday. Alvarez did not make an appearance for the Mets in this short stint.

Alvarez, a lefty, has had a strong season in the minor leagues this year, earning him a call-up when Lucas Duda was placed on the disabled list. He seemed to be a good fit on the Mets as a lefty specialist in the bullpen. So far in 2015, he's held lefties to a .407 OPS across Double- and Triple-A. He appeared in four games for the Mets in 2014, but did not fare well, giving up two runs in 1.1 innings.

Logan Verrett's strong performance on Sunday helped to keep him on the roster. In his first major league start, he went eight strong innings, giving up one run and striking out eight in a win against the Rockies at Coors Field, an incredibly tough pitching environment. His ERA on the seasons sits at a stellar 0.84.

The presence of Verrett on the roster gives the Mets an option to skip a start for one of their young pitchers, just as they did with Matt Harvey on Sunday. According to Terry Collins, Verrett will be a key piece to the back end of the Mets' bullpen. The right-hander also adds value by offering the ability to step in for as many starts as needed if a Mets pitcher were to sustain an injury.