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Mets recall Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas

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The lefty had a good season for the Mets last year.

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As expected, the Mets have recalled left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas. He takes the roster spot vacated by Wilmer Flores, who was placed on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury.

The Mets are going the route of replacing a position player with a pitcher because Steven Matz is going to miss his next start, which had been scheduled for Saturday, because of elbow soreness. Logan Verrett is penciled in to start in Matz's place on Saturday. That leaves Gilmartin in the bullpen, which has been excellent this year.

Last season, Gilmartin spent the entire year with the Mets, which was necessary in order for the Mets to keep him beyond that season because he a Rule 5 draft pick. Now in his second season with the Mets, and fully under team control for the foreseeable future, Gilmartin started the year in Triple-A Las Vegas.

With the Mets last year, Gilmartin had a 2.67 ERA and 2.75 FIP in 57.1 innings. He made 49 appearances out of the Mets' bullpen and one spot start. And this year in Vegas, he has a 2.48 ERA and 3.51 FIP in 32.2 innings over six starts. Oh, and he's got a pretty meticulous method of putting on his baseball pants.