Brach’s best work came in 2015 and 2016, though he was successful pretty much throughout his long tenure with the Orioles. He was traded to the Braves last year a couple days before the deadline and finished the season strong with them after struggling in Baltimore. In total, he had a 3.59 ERA and 3.67 FIP in 62.2 innings last season. There’s some risk here for the Mets, performance-wise, but it’s not much more risk than they would have with their own internal options. And it’s good to see them add a player who could help them as they push for a postseason spot.
To make room for Brach, the Mets sent fellow reliever Donnie Hart to Triple-A Syracuse.