Lefty Reliever Buddy Baumann Joining Mets Tonight

Left-handed reliever Buddy Baumann will be added to the New York Mets roster tonight before they Phillies in Philadelphia according to Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Baumann, 30, was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on April 27. He has allowed one earned run in 4.2 innings for the Las Vegas 51s since being claimed. In that span he has given up two hits, four walks and struck out four. He faced 11 lefties in his time for Vegas, he struck out eight of them and allowed only one hit.

He has pitched in only one major league game this season allowing two earned runs and getting one out. He had 6.2 scoreless innings in Triple-A for the Padres earlier this season with two hits allowed, five walks and nine strikeouts.

The former seventh round pick has a 3.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 in 27.2 major league innings that spreads over three seasons for the Padres.

Of note, in his brief major league career he has held lefties to a .163/.321/.256 slash line in 54 plate appearances.

Baumann is a three-pitch guy that averages 90 mph on his fastball while mixing in a slider and changeup. He is already on the 40-man roster and is likely to take the spot of Hansel Robles. The right-handed Robles left his last appearance with an apparent knee injury, the X-ray was negative but he was headed to New York for a MRI.

Baumann will not be available to pitch tonight as he serves a one-game suspension stemming from the Padres and Rockies brawl in April.


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