A wild week for P.J. Conlon ended up right back where it started when, on Wednesday, he was claimed off waivers by New York Mets from the Los Angeles Dodgers, as noted by Tim Britton of the Athletic. Conlon was assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Conlon on the 40-man roster the Mets DFA’d Phillip Evans.
Conlon, the first Irish born player to play in the Majors since 1945, made two starts for the Mets this year but spent most of the year with Triple-A Las Vegas. Conlon’s whirlwind week started when he was called up to make a spot start for Noah Syndergaard on May 28 but was designated for assignment two days later after giving up four runs on eight hits in just two innings. The Dodgers then picked him up on June 2 and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City, yet Conlon ended up right back where he started without making an appearance after the Dodgers waived him and the Mets pick him right back up.
Conlon made light of it. He had taken to Twitter to thank the Mets and express excitement about moving on to Los Angeles, but quickly amended it with a follow-up tweet.
Conlon gave up seven runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings in his two big league starts. For Triple-A Las Vegas he is 2-3 with a 6.58 ERA in 39.2 innings over eight starts. Evans had one hit in nine plate appearances with the Mets this year and had an .854 OPS with 11 HR in 161 Triple-A plate appearances. As Anthony DiComo of MLB.com noted, it was the second time Evans was DFA’d in eight months.