New York Mets Claim Right-Handed Pitcher Off Waivers

The injury-plagued New York Mets have recently added to their relief pitching corps by acquiring Seth Elledge through a waiver claim from the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves signed Elledge just a couple of weeks ago, but he never made it into a game with the club.

The 26-year-old right-hander, who made 23 relief appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals over two seasons, is expected to provide depth for the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Mets.

Elledge did not appear in any MLB games last year, but he pitched 11.2 innings in 2021 with a 4.63 ERA. The Mets claimed Elledge off waivers on Tuesday and subsequently optioned him to Syracuse, where he will have an opportunity to hone his skills and potentially earn a call-up to the big leagues.

For his minor-league career, Elledge holds a 3.87 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, with 306 strikeouts across 232.2 innings and 185 appearances.

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