The Mets on Sunday designated left-handed reliever Casey Fossum for assignment and signed Ken Takahashi to their 40-man roster. Fossum only gave up one earned run in his four innings pitched and had a 2.25 ERA. However, he had the misfortune of following Oliver Perez in two of those outings and could not get outs and allowed the runners on base to score multiple times.
Takahashi is also a left-hander and had a 0.77 ERA in 11 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. Fossum was called up after Nelson Figueroa was designated for assignment. Figueroa has re-signed with the Mets after trying out the free agency market.
If the Mets’ starters could go more than five innings, maybe they wouldn’t need to have this revolving door of middle relievers, or just get a reliable long man until the starters get back on track.