New York Mets Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher From Cubs

The New York Mets have bolstered their bullpen by completing a trade with the Chicago Cubs, acquiring right-handed pitcher Vinny Nittoli.

The details of the trade were undisclosed, but it is believed that cash considerations were involved. Nittoli, a 32-year-old righty, had previously opted out of his minor-league contract with the Cubs before being traded to the Mets instead of becoming a free agent.

Nittoli has been showcasing his skills at the Triple-A level this season, impressing with a 3.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and a solid 22/7 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings in 16 appearances.

Although he has only made three major league appearances since the 2021 season, Nittoli's performance has caught the attention of the Mets.

This acquisition provides the team with solid depth and options for the bullpen.

The Mets have been actively seeking solutions to strengthen their pitching staff, and Nittoli's addition to the 40-man roster indicates that the team sees potential in his abilities.

For his minor-league career, Nittoli holds a 4.37 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 296 strikeouts across 271.2 innings and 176 appearances. Photo Credit: Margaret Kispert/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK