The Jerad Eickhoff experience is not over yet, as the Mets have once again signed the right-handed pitcher and will give him the start in their game against the Braves tonight at Citi Field. Eickhoff has been a human revolving door this year, as the Mets signed him to a minor league deal over the offseason and have already designated him for assignment twice only to have him re-sign with the team after electing free agency in both instances.
To make room for Eickhoff on the active roster, the Mets optioned infielder Travis Blankenhorn to Triple-A Syracuse. And to make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated right-handed pitcher Roel Ramírez for assignment. Ramírez had been claimed off waivers from the Cardinals on July 21 in a move that mostly went unnoticed.
As for Eickhoff, he’s been pretty bad in his major league starts with the Mets this year. In total, he’s thrown 16.1 innings with a 4.96 ERA and 8.11 FIP.