Wilk started only one game for the Mets this season, and it was an ugly one. He gave up five earned runs in just 3.2 innings of work. In Wilk’s defense, however, he was forced to take a red eye flight from the West Coast into New York for the matinee game against the Marlins, presumably getting little sleep.
Wilk has bounced around quite a bit in his career, first getting called up to the majors with Detroit in 2011 and 2012. He then made one appearance with the Angels in 2015 before being called up by the Mets this year. He’s also pitched in the minors for the Pirates and the Rays. He handled being put on waivers by the Mets with extreme class. He wrote on his Twitter account on May 8 that “the last couple days were pretty crazy but I want to say thank you for all the support. Tough circumstances but that's baseball. #LGM.”
Wilk will, in all likelihood, actually be given a shot to get as least a spot start for the Twins, who are extremely short on quality starting pitchers.