New York Mets Place Right-Handed Pitcher On Waivers

The New York Mets recently made a move by designating right-handed pitcher Dennis Santana for assignment...again.

This decision came shortly after Santana had been added to the team's 40-man roster, just before the second game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Interestingly, Santana had delivered a scoreless inning in the team's 3-2 loss during the resumption of Saturday's suspended game. However, the Mets opted to remove Santana from the roster, possibly with the intention of passing him through waivers without being claimed by another team.

In order to fill Santana's spot on the active roster and in the bullpen, the Mets reinstated Brooks Raley from the 15-day injured list. Raley had been sidelined due to an elbow injury. This move provides the Mets with a replacement option while Santana's future with the team remains uncertain.

So far this season, the 27-year-old has recorded a 6.23 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, with 11 strikeouts across 8.2 innings and eight appearances.

It will be interesting to see how Santana's designation for assignment plays out and whether he will be claimed by another team or remain with the Mets organization. Photo Credit:  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports