The Mets announced a few moves and provided some injury updates earlier today in a press conference with General Manager Zack Scott. The Mets claimed right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Giants and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse. If that name sounds oddly familiar, it is because the Mets claimed Tropeano off of waivers last October from the Pirates, only to have him elect free agency in December.
Tropeano has pitched six innings for San Francisco this season, giving up four hits and two walks, while striking out two. Tropeano has never made more than 14 appearances in a season for any club, and has both started and relieved over the course of his career. He has a career 1.7 bWAR.
To make room on the 40-man roster, Tommy Hunter was transferred to the 60-Day IL.
On the injury front, Luis Guillorme will rejoin the club tonight in Queens. Guillorme has been on the Injured List with an oblique strain since April 30. In a corresponding move, Travis Blankenhorn was optioned to Triple-A.
Scott also said that Jeff McNeil is, as of now, on track to rejoin the team next weekend for their series against the Nationals. Michael Conforto is projected to rejoin the club the following week. Both have been sidelined since May 17 with hamstring issues.