The New York Mets have recalled pitcher Corey Oswalt from Triple-A Las Vegas. P.J. Conlon, who just made his MLB debut on Monday, was sent back down to Triple-A in order to accommodate this roster move. This move was expected for Conlon, as he was simply called up to fill in for injured starter Jacob deGrom.
Oswalt has already seen major league action this season, making one appearance in a blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on April 25th. He was called on to finish out a game in which Steven Matz was rocked by the Cardinals. He did so effectively, working 4.2 innings, giving up two earned run on two hits and striking our four.
In Triple-A this season Oswalt has had his struggles, currently 2-2 with a 6.62 ERA over 17.2 innings pitched. He is being used as a starter in Las Vegas and most recently got lit up by the Salt Lake Bees on May 5th, giving up seven earned runs over just 2.2 inning pitched in an 11-5 defeat.
This move for the Mets gives them some more bullpen depth on this road trip that takes them to Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Oswalt will most likely be sent back down to Triple-A as soon as Jacob deGrom is ready to return from the disabled list.