The New York Mets announced on Friday afternoon that right-hander Chris Flexen would get the start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Flexen, currently on the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s roster, has allowed four earned runs in 3.1 innings for the Mets this season. That follows a 7.88 ERA he posted last year over 48 big league innings.
In Triple-A this year he has a 4.84 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 67 innings spanning 13 starts and a relief appearance.
The Mets play 11 games in 10 days starting on Friday night against the Rays at Citi Field.