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Mets option Adonis Medina, call up Jake Reed

Medina was great in long relief on Wednesday night.

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday night in Cincinnati, the Mets couldn’t have come back to win without Adonis Medina, but for at least a brief period of time, they will be without him, as the team optioned Medina to Triple-A Syracuse and called up fellow right-handed pitcher Jake Reed ahead of their series opener against the Marlins in Queens tonight.

Following a short start by David Peterson, who had just returned from paternity leave after his wife gave birth to their first child, Medina threw three scoreless innings with four strikeouts, one walk, and just one hit allowed. That kept the Mets, who were down one, in the game, and the team capitalized by tying the game in the ninth and pouring on five runs in the tenth to win the series finale. In 21.0 innings with the Mets this year, Medina has a 3.00 ERA and 3.97 FIP.

As for Reed, well, he has a 16.62 ERA and 12.11 FIP in 4.1 innings at the major league level this year. His stint with the major league team figures to be brief, as the Mets will need to free up a roster spot to activate Chris Bassitt from the COVID IL for his start on Friday night.