The Mets have recalled Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned Ty Kelly. Hansel Robles, Erik Goeddel, Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familia combined to throw eight-and-two-thirds innings of one-run baseball in Tuesday's victory over the Royals. This was an impressive feat, but one that left Terry Collins with a thin bullpen.
The 26-year-old Verrett will likely be used as a swingman in his return to the active roster. Verrett, who's made four starts in 2016, most recently surrendered five earned runs in an ill-fated outing against the Brewers. He has had his moments of big league success but has an underwhelming 5.01 FIP thus far in 2016. With a worn-out Mets bullpen, Verrett and the recently-recalled Sean Gilmartin can be expected to soak up several innings in the near future.
After logging just four at-bats since his June 16 promotion, Kelly will be demoted to Triple-A with a .148/.207/.259 line with the Mets. Kelly, who was recalled after Juan Lagares landed on the disabled list, was used sparingly in a reserve role.