The Mets announced this afternoon that Paul Sewald has been activated from the Las Vegas 51s, and will be active starting tonight. Sewald will take Noah Syndergaard’s spot on the roster as Syndergaard moves to the 10-day disabled list, and should provide an extra arm out of the bullpen until Friday, when Rafael Montero is expected to be activated and slide into the fifth starter’s role.
With Las Vegas so far this year, Sewald has made eight appearances and has a 2.08 ERA in 8.2 innings. Over his minor league career, Sewald has been largely successful; in parts of seven minor league seasons, he is 17-8 with 70 saves and a 2.19 ERA, and has averaged 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
In his lone major league stint, meanwhile, Sewald made two outings, one successful and one not. He pitched against the Marlins on April 8, and allowed three hits and two runs in one-third of an inning before being pulled. Three days later, he pitched a scoreless inning against the Phillies, allowing a hit and a walk. In this small sample, he has a 13.50 major league ERA, and opponents have batted .571 against him.