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Mets place Jack Leathersich on 60-day disabled list to make room for David Wright

The lefty has been out since late July after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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To make room on the 40-man roster for David Wright, the Mets have placed Jack Leathersich on the 60-day disabled list. Leathersich, a lefty, underwent Tommy John surgery on July 30, ending his season.

The 25-year-old was placed on the disabled list on July 3, a few days after being demoted from the Mets to Triple-A. On June 28, Leathersich threw 57 pitches in an appearance for the Las Vegas 51s, a pitch count significantly higher than any of his other appearances this year. That was his final appearance before he had surgery.

Leathersich has been known for his elite ability to strike batters out, but he always struggled with walks. He threw 11.2 innings for the Mets in 2015, allowing three runs while striking out 14 and walking 11. It was a good showing for the reliever, but his walk rate was still too high. He will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.