The Mets have activated relief pitcher AJ Ramos after acquiring him in a trade, and to make room on both their active and 40-man roster, they have designated left-handed reliever Josh Edgin for assignment. A longtime Met, Edgin has a 3.65 ERA and 4.61 FIP in 37.0 innings of work with the the team this year, and while there had been some speculation that he could be part of a trade, Anthony DiComo says it’s just a straight DFA.
If this is the end of Edgin’s tenure with the Mets, he threw 129.0 innings over parts of five major league seasons. He missed significant time after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but in total, he was a cromulent reliever. He had a 3.49 ERA and 4.04 FIP in his time with the Mets with 8.09 strikeouts and 3.63 walks per nine innings.
Despite being a lefty, Edgin was never exactly dominant against same-handed hitters as many lefties are. He wasn’t awful against them, and success against righties isn’t exactly commonplace, either, for left-handed pitchers. But Edgin had a 3.84 FIP against left-handed hitters and a 4.31 FIP against right-handed hitters.