With their three-game series in Cincinnati set to begin this evening, the Mets made several roster moves, calling up left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda and right-handed pitcher Stephen Nogosek, transferring right-handed pitcher Corey Oswalt to the 60-day injured list, optioning infielder Travis Blankenhorn to Triple-A Syracuse, and designating outfielder Johneshwy Fargas for assignment.
The moves come partly as the result of Jacob deGrom hitting the injured list, as the team played with just 25 players out of a maximum of 26 on its active roster yesterday. Banda was acquired by the Mets in a trade on July 2 and the 27-year-old has a 5.96 in his major league career in 51.1 innings. Nogosek has a 10.80 ERA in just 6.2 innings in the big leagues and is carrying a 5.76 ERA in 29.2 innings this year for Triple-A Syracuse.
Blankenhorn hit a huge home run for the Mets yesterday, one that brought them within reach of a game they eventually won in dramatic fashion over the Pirates. Fargas wound up getting some time in the big leagues after a slew of Mets outfielders went down with injuries earlier this year, only to suffer an injury himself. He had been on a rehab assignment.
And last but not least, Oswalt started for the Mets as recently as a couple of weeks ago, but he hit the injured list on July 6.