The New York Mets recalled reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday. He will take the place of Matt Harvey in the Mets bullpen, after Harvey was designated for assignment on Friday afternoon.
This is the Robles’s second stint with the Mets this season. He was previously recalled on April 2 and appeared in eight games for New York. In eight innings, he allowed three earned runs (all solo home runs) and eight hits while striking out 13 batters and issuing one walk. He was sent back down to Triple-A on April 17 to make room for 22-year-old prospect Gerson Bautista.
Robles has pitched well in Triple-A in limited action. In five innings for the Las Vegas 51s, Robles is sporting a 3.60 ERA with only four hits and two runs allowed in a notoriously hitter-friendly park. In his last appearance on May 1 against the Sacramento River Cats, he struck out one in one inning of work.