Reliever Henry Owens can bring it near 100 mph. But, he’ll be doing it with the Florida Marlins. The Mets traded the fireballing prospect along with Matt Lindstrom to Florida for lefthanded pitchers Jason Vargas and Adam Bostick, both 23.
Vargas began last season in the Marlins’ rotation but ended up in the bullpen. He was 1-1 with a 5.70 in five starts and went 0-1 with a 9.31 ERA out of the pen. Bostick split last season between Double-A and Triple-A. He’s got an arm, striking out 109 in 115 innings at Double-A and 30 strikeouts in 27 innings at Triple-A.
Owens is 26 and appeared in four games with the Mets last season.