The New York Mets recalled Buddy Baumann and Jacob Rhame from Triple-A before the start of their two-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field. To make room for the relievers, the Mets optioned Corey Oswalt back to Las Vegas and placed left-hander Jerry Blevins on the paternity leave list. Jerry Blevins and his wife are expecting the birth of their second child.
Baumann was recently recalled when the club placed Hansel Robles on the disabled list, but he was sent back down to Triple-A before making an appearance. While he did not get into any games, he was able to serve his one-game suspension and get that roadblock out of the way. Baumann will offer the Mets their only lefty bullpen option with Blevins expected to miss the two games against Toronto.
The call-up represents Rhame’s third stint in the majors this year. After making the team out of spring training, he has pitched three-and-two-thirds innings with the Mets and has allowed three earned runs on three hits while striking out two batters. In eleven-and-one-third innings in Triple-A this year, he has a 4.76 ERA, a 4.86 FIP, and a 1.24 WHIP.
Oswalt has only made one appearance with the Mets during his three stints in New York. In that appearance against the St. Louis Cardinals, he allowed two earned runs and two hits in four-and-two-thirds innings.