The New York Mets announced today that they’ve designated right-hander reliever Hansel Robles and moved righty AJ Ramos to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and right-handed reliever Drew Smith.
Robles, 27, was 2-2 with a 5.03 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 19.2 major league innings this year for the Mets. Last season, he posted a 4.92 ERA while allowing 10 homers in 56.2 innings.
Ramos, 31, last pitched on May 26 against the Brewers when he gave up three runs and a home run in two thirds of an inning. He will almost definitely miss the remainder of the season.
The Mets acquired Ramos from Miami last summer and he will make $9,225,000 this season, becoming a free agent in November. Ramos pitched 19.2 innings across 28 appearances with a 6.41 ERA, 5.13 FIP, and 1.627 WHIP. He struck out 22 and walked 15.
Kaczmarski and Smith will both be on a major league roster for the first time with Kevin wearing No. 16 and Drew wearing No. 62.