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Mets acquire RHP Jacob Rhame from Dodgers

Rhame was the player to be named later in the Curtis Grandson trade.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers-Spring Training Media Day Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have completed their trade with the Dodgers, acquiring RHP Jacob Rhame for outfielder Curtis Granderson. Rhame, 24, has spent the past two seasons with the Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers. He will likely report to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

Rhame has had some success in the minor leagues, owning a career 3.11 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. He is 0-2 with the Dodger’s PCL team this year, pitching to a 4.31 ERA and striking out 55 over 48 innings. What is perhaps most impressive is a 5% walk rate, a 5.5 K/BB ratio. His fastball is perhaps his best weapon, regularly reaching the upper 90s.

Sandy Alderson has clearly held to a trend of acquiring controllable minor league relievers with good fastballs, but perhaps needing a little more polish on their secondary pitches before advancing to the major leagues. Given that this is Rhame’s second year in Triple-A, it wouldn’t be surprising if he were called to Queens when the rosters expand on September 1.