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Mets recall Jacob Rhame, option Tyler Bashlor to Triple-A, claim Donnie Hart off waivers

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The Mets swapped arms in their bullpen while adding another option into the mix.

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The New York Mets have recalled right-handed reliever Jacob Rhame from Triple-A prior to tonight’s game in Pittsburgh. In a corresponding move, the team optioned Tyler Bashlor back to Syracuse. The club also announced that they have claimed left-hander Donnie Hart off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers and assigned him to their Triple-A club.

Rhame returned from the minors last month and served his one-game suspension stemming from an April incident against the Philadelphia Phillies. He made one appearance and took the loss against the San Francisco Giants on July 19 thanks to a Dominic Smith error. In his outing, Rhame walked three and struck out three without allowing a hit in one-and-two-third innings. On the season, he owns a 5.40 ERA and a 8.62 FIP in five innings while pitching to a 5.49 ERA and a 4.65 FIP in 19.2 innings in Triple-A.

Meanwhile, Bashlor is heading back to Syracuse after a rough performance last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched one inning and was tagged for three runs on three hits with one walk to squash any shot of a comeback after the club cut their opponent’s lead to one. Prior to that, Bashlor allowed three earned runs on two hits with one walk in one-third of an inning on July 28 against the Pirates at Citi Field. In 16.1 innings, Bashlor has a 7.16 ERA and a 7.32 FIP with a -0.4 bWAR.

Hart will report to Syracuse after he was designated for assignment by the Brewers on July 31. The 28-year-old pitcher has not allowed an earned run in 2019 while giving up four hits, issuing four walks, and striking out three in 6.2 innings. He has not pitched at the major league level since May 1. For the Triple-A San Antonio Missions, the left-hander had a 4.10 ERA and a 4.29 FIP with a 7.2 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9 in 37.1 innings pitched.