New York Mets Place 6-Year Veteran Pitcher On Waivers

The New York Mets have made a series of roster moves involving right-handed pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis.

After being sidelined since early May with a left quad strain, Yacabonis was activated from the 15-day injured list. However, his underwhelming performance, with a 9.00 ERA in just nine innings pitched, led to the team designating him for assignment, thereby removing him from their 40-man roster.

Despite his recent struggles, Yacabonis, a 31-year-old relief pitcher, is expected to draw interest from other teams as a potential middle relief option.

His injury history may be a concern, but his past performances and potential upside make him an intriguing option for teams in need of bullpen depth.

This latest move leaves Yacabonis in DFA limbo, awaiting the Mets' decision on whether to trade, release, or outright him to the minor leagues. Meanwhile, other teams will have the opportunity to claim him off waivers or engage in trade discussions to acquire his services.

The coming days will reveal where Yacabonis' future lies in the MLB.

Over his six-year career, he holds a 6.24 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, while averaging 7.4 K/9 across 127 innings and 76 appearances. Photo Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports