The Mets have designated pitcher Adam Wilk for assignment to make room on the active roster for newly acquired starter Tommy Milone. The 30-year-old Milone will likely join the Mets’ rotation as the fifth starter.
Wilk made one appearance—a start on Sunday against the Marlins—during which he allowed six runs, five earned, in 3.2 innings pitched after being inserted into the rotation to take Matt Harvey’s spot. Wilk had a 5.91 ERA in six starts this season with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Milone, meanwhile, was claimed off waivers by the Mets after being designated for assignment by the Brewers. In six appearances—three starts—Milone is 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA, and has averaged 6.9 strikeouts and 0.9 walks per nine innings. In his career, Milone is 45-33 with a 4.21 ERA.
Milone posted a 41-28 record with a 3.97 ERA from 2011 to 2015, and was a model of consistency, recording ERAs below 4.20 in each of those five years. However, he took a step back last season, posting the worst numbers of his career with a 5.71 ERA in 69.1 innings pitched, including 12 games started and 19 appearances.
The Mets are reportedly considering starting Milone Wednesday in Rafael Montero’s spot, after which he will could take a regular spot in the rotation.