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Mets call up Jerad Eickhoff, designate Mason Williams for assignment

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Eickhoff had spent the season in Syracuse before the move.

Jerad Eickhoff during a Syracuse Mets game on May 20, 2021. Chris McShane

The Mets have called up right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff, and to make room for him on the active roster, the team has designated outfielder Mason Williams for assignment. Williams was out of options and therefore had to be DFA’d to be removed from the active roster—despite the Mets having an open spot on the 40-man roster coming into the day.

Eickhoff has spent the year with Triple-A Syracuse thus far, and after a nice stretch of three consecutive quality starts in late May, he’s been lit up in two starts thus far in June, allowing 12 earned runs in just 11 innings of work against Buffalo and Worcester. In total, he has a 5.32 ERA in 44.0 innings with Syracuse on the season.

Williams had been spending his season in Syracuse, too, until the Mets called him up as they continued to deal with a long list of injuries. The 29-year-old hit .212/.297/.333 with one home run in 37 plate appearances for the Mets.