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Mets option Jacob Rhame, recall Tim Peterson

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The team continues to shuffle the bullpen

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The Mets optioned relief pitcher Jacob Rhame to Triple-A Las Vegas following Sunday’s win against the Marlins, reports Matt Ehalt. He has also reported that reliever Tim Peterson will be called up to take his place.

Rhame has struggled in his first year in the majors, posting a 7.97 ERA over 20.1 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander gave up the walk-off double to the Marlins’ Bryan Holaday in the 11th inning on Saturday. He recorded just one out, a sacrifice bunt by Magneuris Sierra.

Tim Peterson was optioned back to Triple-A on August 1. That was following a stretch of six appearances where he gave up a run, including three runs over 1.1 innings during the 25-4 loss to the Nationals back on July 31. Despite that, his ERA still sits over a full run below Rhame’s at 6.53 over 20.2 innings.

Peterson has been much better in Las Vegas following his most recent demotion. Over four innings in four appearances since being sent down, he’s given up just one run—his last appearance, August 10. Nine of his 12 outs have been strikeouts, including all four of a 1.1 inning, 17 pitch appearance on August 6.