Las Vegas 51s announced that pitcher Sean Gilmartin has been placed on disabled list with what is being called shoulder “soreness”. No word yet as to the severity or full diagnosis. Though with Matt Harvey in our recent memory, having a not so optimistic outlook can’t be helped. On the season Gilmartin is 9-5 and has a 4.63 ERA with 83 strikeouts and 26 walks in 93.1 innings.
In a corresponding move the Mets have promoted Ricky Knapp from St. Lucie to take his place in Vegas. Knapp started the season in Advanced A with St. Lucie and has dominated. With a 9-4 record with a 2.14 ERA in 105.1 innings. Knapp is limiting damage by walking only 1.9/9 and allowing 8.1 hits/9; good for a 1.111 WHIP. He also has one start in Binghamton, a four-hit complete game on July 2.
There are two things I take away from this roster shuffle. With Gilmartin’s status in question, there is one less option for the big league rotation/bullpen. Possibly adding to the need/desire to add a back end/long-man to the big league club. Secondly, Rafael Montero is being bypassed by Knapp, who was sent back to St. Lucie after his excellent AA debut, tells you how much he has fallen out of favor.