The New York Mets have recalled left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from—and optioned right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel to—Triple-A Las Vegas. The move came shortly after the team’s blowout loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday night, during which Goeddel gave up two runs in one-and-two-thirds innings. The outing left him with a 4.55 and 4.23 FIP in 29.2 major league innings this year.
Goeddel has gone back and forth between Las Vegas and the Mets over the course of the season, but he’s really bounced around recently. When the team activated Jim Henderson from the disabled list a few days ago, Goeddel was sent to Vegas. And when Jon Niese hit the disabled list on Tuesday night, Goeddel was brought back to take his place.
As for Gilmartin, he’s thrown just nine innings with the Mets this year and has a 7.00 ERA and 4.26 FIP in them. He’s spent the grand majority of the season in Las Vegas, where he has a 4.86 ERA and 4.30 FIP in 107.1 innings spanning eighteen starts and one relief appearance. He fared much better as a major league pitcher last year, when he had a 2.67 ERA and 2.75 FIP in 57.1 innings with the Mets—and spent the entire season in the big leagues in part because the team had taken him in the previous offseason’s Rule 5 draft.