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Mets recall José Peraza, option Stephen Tarpley to alternate site

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The Mets have added an extra man to their bench for the near future.

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Prior to the start of tonight’s series with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Mets have recalled José Peraza from the alternate training site. To make room on their roster, the club optioned left-handed reliever Stephen Tarpley to the alternate site.

The Mets picked up Peraza on a minor league deal in early November. During spring training with the club, he had just three base hits in his 25 at-bats, finishing the exhibition season with a .120/.185/.160 slash line. Last year for the Red Sox, he hit .225/.275/.342 with a 63 wRC+ and a -0.3 fWAR in 34 games. In his career, he owns a 78 wRC+ and a .681 OPS, with the bulk of his time being spent with the Cincinnati Reds from 2016-2019. The infielder, who turns 27 years old this Friday, gives the team additional bench depth, primarily at second and short.

Tarpley returns to the alternate site with an infinite ERA after facing four batters on Saturday and failing to record an out. He allowed one hit, walked two batters, and hit another, and was charged with two earned runs for his work. He ended up throwing just four of his 15 pitches for strikes.