The Mets optioned infielder José Peraza to the alternate training site Wednesday night and have called up left-handed pitcher Daniel Zamora to take his place on the active roster. Zamora will be available to pitch in tonight’s game in Philadelphia.
A left-handed reliever, Zamora appeared in 33 games for the Mets in 2018 and 2019, posting a 129 ERA+ in 2018 before dropping to a 83 ERA+ the following season. He appeared with the team for a week in 2020 but did not make an appearance, spending most of the season at the team’s alternate training site in Brooklyn.
Zamora pitched in five spring training games this season, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings while striking out three. The team ended up choosing the newly acquired Aaron Loup as their left-handed bullpen specialist to start the season, but now Zamora might get a chance to prove his worth in the bullpen.
Called up to the majors three days ago, Peraza didn’t see any playing time before his Wednesday demotion. Zamora’s promotion gives the Mets extra help in the bullpen but leaves the team with a five-person bench for the time being.