The Mets have claimed left-hander Anthony Kay off waivers from the Cubs, experiences Jesse Rogers of ESPN. The latter membership had designated the lefty for task earlier this week. The Mets already had a emptiness on their 40-man roster and gained’t have to make a corresponding transfer. The Mets have despatched Kay to Triple-A for now, per Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News.
Kay, now 28, returns to his unique group. The Mets chosen him with the thirty first total decide in 2016 however traded him to the Blue Jays alongside Simeon Woods Richardson within the 2019 Marcus Stroman deal. The lefty bought transient appears on the huge league stage whereas with the Jays however wasn’t capable of set up himself and was positioned on waivers, getting claimed by the Cubs within the winter.
Between the Jays and the Cubs, Kay has thrown 82 innings scattered over the previous 5 main league seasons. He has an earned run common of 5.60 in that point, together with a 22.3% strikeout charge, 12.1% stroll charge and 42.2% floor ball charge. He’s typically fared higher within the minors, which continues to be the case this yr. He has a 4.10 ERA in 37 1/3 Triple-A innings, hanging out 31.1% of hitters and conserving the ball on the bottom at a 52.4% charge. These numbers are each robust, although his 13.7% stroll charge continues to be regarding.
Kay might be out of choices subsequent yr, however the Mets can hold him as a depth arm for now. If he manages to hold onto his roster spot by the winter, he can nonetheless be retained for 5 extra seasons after this one.