The Mets are already looking to get returns on their deadline moves.
The team called up Bobby Wahl — a 26-year-old pitcher who came from Oakland in the Jeurys Familia trade — on Thursday morning, interim general manager John Ricco told reporters. Wahl has major league experience, having tossed 7 2/3 innings in seven games with the A’s last season and pitching to a 4.70 ERA. The reliever has a 2.20 ERA in the Pacific Coast League this season between the Mets and A’s affiliates.
Wahl strikes out a lot of guys — 14.6 per nine innings — and throws hard. The downside is his walk rate of 3.8 per nine innings.
At this point in the year, though, the Mets have almost nothing to lose. Having Wahl contribute as soon as possible makes sense, especially after they just dealt for him.
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