Prior to the start of tonight’s three-game series against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field, the Mets reinstated Robert Gsellman from the injured list. To make room on the 28-man roster for the reliever, the team optioned Daniel Zamora back to the Alternate Site. The team also added Luis Carpio to their 60-player pool, which current stands at 59 players.
Gsellman missed the start of the season after experiencing right triceps tendinitis during summer camp. The 27-year-old appeared in 52 games for New York last year and posted a 4.66 ERA, a 4.12 FIP, and a 1.37 WHIP in 63.2 innings after finishing 2018 with a 4.28 ERA, a 3.95 FIP, and a 1.30 WHIP in 80.0 innings.
The right-hander will replace Zamora, who did not make an appearance for the Mets after getting called up on Thursday, July 30. Mets’ relievers have collectively struggled so far in 2020 and have been one of the team’s biggest weaknesses. Entering play tonight, the bullpen’s 5.33 ERA is the fifth-worst mark among National League teams.
Carpio’s addition to the 60-player pool comes as the team’s infield has suffered a number of injury hits over the past week, between Robinson Cano landing on the injured list and Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil being listed as day-to-day following their own injuries. Carpio has been in the Mets’ minor league system since 2014 and can play second base, shortstop, and third base. He hit .282/.361/.380 in 337 at-bats last year between St. Lucie and Binghamton.