The Mets have activated Seth Lugo from the injured list and optioned fellow relief pitcher to Triple-A Syracuse. Lugo had been on the IL with shoulder tendinitis and last pitched on May 19 in Miami. Lugo did not go a rehab assignment before being activated.
In 26.0 innings of work so far this year, Lugo has a 3.12 ERA and 2.95 FIP, and his 31.5 percent strikeout rate and 5.6 percent walk rate are both excellent. He is easily among the Mets’ best relievers, and if he’s healthy and pitching as he normally does, he’ll give the Mets’ bullpen a significant boost.
Zamora, who is 26 years old and left-handed, has pitched 6.0 innings over eleven appearances in the big leagues this year, but he has a 6.00 ERA and 5.81 FIP in that limited body of work. With Justin Wilson still on the injured list, that leaves Hector Santiago as the Mets’ only active left-handed relief pitcher.