According to a statement from the Mets, the team has selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Jon Switzer from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
Switzer, who was signed as a minor league free agent on Jan. 22, was 0-2 with a 2.13 ERA (six earned runs/25.1 innings) with Buffalo. The 29-year-old had allowed 21 hits with nine walks and 29 strikeouts at the time of his promotion.
Since May 1, the lefthander has pitched to a 1.50 ERA after allowing only three runs, earned, on nine hits with 19 strikeouts over his last 18.0 innings. The 6-3, 210-pound southpaw has spent parts of four seasons on the Major League level, all with the Tampa Bay Rays, and has compiled a 2-4 record with a 6.11 ERA (45 earned runs / 66.1 innings) in 68 games, all in relief.
Switzer will take John Maine’s spot on the 25-man roster. Maine has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, which could be good news. It’s not likely, but that means Maine could rejoin the team in 10 days if all goes well.