The Mets have moved Carlos Carrasco to the 60-day injured list, called up Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Syracuse to be activated for today’s game against the Cardinals, and optioned Jordan Yamamoto to Syracuse. Carrasco suffered a hamstring injury in spring training, and the Mets had originally hoped to have him back sometime in the near future.
Hunter has pitched in the major leagues for 13 seasons and last appeared for the Phillies in 2020, putting up a 112 ERA+ in 24 appearances. Tim Britton pointed out that the Mets had an opt-out deal with Hunter and had until today to add him to the major league roster. He will wear the number 29.
Yamamoto goes back down to Syracuse a day after registering a win in his only appearance of the season. Despite giving up four hits and a run in 2.2 innings, Yamamoto earned the win for the Mets in their bullpen game during the second leg of their doubleheader against the Cardinals on Wednesday.