The fourth place New York Mets and the New York Yankees will collide in a four game series beginning later on this evening. The first two games of the season will be played in the Bronx, while the two will be played in Flushing, New York.
Now before the Mets and Yankees take the field tonight, the Mets have made a couple roster moves regarding their starting rotation and bullpen. According to Mike Vorkunov on Twitter, right-handed starter Jenrry Mejia will be moved to the bullpen and Rafael Montero will be called up to make his Major League debut on Wednesday.
Mets send Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen starting tonight. Rafael Montero starts Wed. Jacob deGrom will be on standby for next few days for pen
— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) May 12, 2014
Mejia has posted a 5.06 ERA in 37 and one-third innings of work this season with the Mets. He appears to be running out of steam during the middle innings of ballgames so it makes sense to move him to the bullpen. See what this Rafael Montero kid has to offer and use Mejia in a middle relief role if needed.
The 23 year old pitcher posted a 3.67 ERA and a 48/18 K/BB ratio in 41 and two-third innings this season with Triple-A Las Vegas.
It’ll work out for both sides in the long-run.