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Carrasco Up, Valdespin Down

Posted By Howard Megdal On May 5, 2012 @ 7:30 pm In Player moves,Today's Mets headlines | Comments Disabled

After Saturday’s game, the Mets Announced that D.J. Carrasco has completed his rehab assignment and has been called up. Jordany Valdespin will be returned to Triple-A Buffalo.
This has the potential to be significant for the Mets. They desperately need a reliever who can come out of the bullpen and give the Mets multiple innings, consistently. He obviously didn’t do it last year, but the Mets signed him last winter because he was capable of doing this consistently throughout his career.
And boy, the Mets need it. Not only is Miguel Batista now the fifth starter, for now, but Batista wasn’t filling that role even when he was in that role. It has been a problem all year, and the absence of a real fifth starter makes it a bigger issue than ever.
So if the Carrasco the Mets thought they were signing returns, this could patch the pitching staff in a big way. If it is 2011 Carrasco? More gasoline.

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