The Mets have placed relief pitcher A.J. Ramos and infielder Wilmer Flores on the disabled list and called up relief pitcher Hansel Robles and infielder Phillip Evans to take their places on the active roster. Both Ramos and Flores suffered injuries during the team’s miserable four-game series in Milwaukee, with Ramos getting an MRI for what has been deemed rotator cuff tendinitis and Flores feeling lower back soreness.
Acquired late in the 2017 season, Ramos has been so-so through the first month and change of this season, but he’s struggled mightily recently and currently owns a 6.41 ERA and 5.14 FIP, both of which are by far the worst numbers he’s put up in any single season.
Flores has mostly done what he usually does this year, at least in terms of overall production. He’s struggled against left-handed pitchers, which isn’t normal for him, but he has a .248/.320/.398 line with three home runs and a 101 wRC+ in 128 plate appearances.
As for the replacements, Evans has just eight plate appearances at the major league level so far this year and has reached base once on a single. He’s hit .248/.319/.527 with ten home runs for Triple-A Las Vegas this year. And Robles has a 5.23 ERA and 7.37 FIP in 10.1 innings in the majors this year with a great strikeout rate but an awful home run rate.