Trade: Mets Acquire Two Pitchers From Marlins

The New York Mets have added some pitching depth in a trade with the Miami Marlins. They've sent a minor league pitcher in return for Elieser Hernandez and reliever Jeff Brigham.

According to MLB Insider Joel Sherman, the main impetus of the move is to fill a need, with a key swingman likely on the way out. 

The Mets feel that free agent starter/reliever Trevor Williams will pursue opportunities to be a full-time starter elsewhere and likely are looking at Hernandez to fill that hybrid starter/reliever/depth role. 

The 27-year-old righty had a solid 6-start stint with the Marlins in the shortened 2020 campaign, posting a 3.16 ERA and a 34:5 K/BB ratio in 25.2 innings. But his performance has waned since then, and he finished 2022 with a 6.35 ERA in 20 games, 10 of them starts. 

Brigham pitched in 24 innings for the Marlins this past season, with a 3.38 ERA. 

They send minor league righty Franklin Sanchez, currently in A-Ball, to the Marlins in exchange.

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