Conlon DFA’d, Lagares Transferred to 60-Day DL

In order to make room for the Scott Copeland and Tim Peterson on the 40-man roster, the team made an expected move as well as one that was somewhat surprising.

According to Laura Albanese of Newsday, the team transferred Juan Lagares to the 60-day DL and also DFA’d left-hander P.J. Conlon.

Lagares was unsurprising considering he is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his big toe.

Conlon is somewhat surprising as the left-hander has made two starts for the team this season and was with the team until yesterday when he was optioned to make room for Gerson Bautista. However, he wasn’t particularly good in either of them as he finished with an 11.12 ERA, 2.47 WHIP, and only two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings pitched.

The lefty, though, was once held in high regard in the organization, as he was Organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2016 when he went 12-2 with a 1.65 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 112 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched.

The 24-year old became the first Irish-American baseball player to reach the majors since 1945 (Joe Cleary) when he made his MLB debut on May 7 against the Cincinnati Reds.

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