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Mets call up Franklyn Kilome, designate Brian Dozier for assignment

The Mets made a roster move before their series finale in Philadelphia.

MLB: AUG 01 Mets at Braves Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Mets have called up 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Franklyn Kilome, who made his major league debut earlier this season, and designated infielder Brian Dozier for assignment. The move gives the Mets an extra arm at a time they desperately need them given the injuries and struggles in their starting rotation.

Kilome’s first major league appearance came out of the Mets’ bullpen on August 1. He pitched four innings, struck out five, didn’t walk anyone, and gave up two runs along the way. The Mets got Kilome from the Phillies at the 2018 trade deadline in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera.

The Mets signed Dozier to their alternate training site not too long ago and added him to their active roster shortly after. In 16 plate appearances, though, he’s hit just .133/.188/.133 with a -3 wRC+. Considering how well Robinson Cano, Andres Gimenez, and Luis Guillorme have been hitting and the fact that they all three can play second base, Dozier’s position, the move makes sense.