New York Mets Release Starter Just 3 Days After Trading For Him

Just three days after acquiring him from the Seattle Mariners, the New York Mets have made the decision to release right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen.

Flexen had a challenging season with the Seattle Mariners, struggling with a 7.71 ERA in 42 innings. As a result, the Mariners traded him to the Mets as part of a larger deal that also involved reliever Trevor Gott.

Unfortunately, Flexen couldn't find his footing with the Mets either, leading to his designation for assignment and eventual release.

Despite his recent struggles, Flexen's previous performance, including a solid 3.01 ERA in the Korean Baseball Organization, may attract interest from teams seeking to bolster their pitching staff due to injuries or other reasons.

While the Mets will still be responsible for his salary, any other team can now sign Flexen for the prorated league minimum salary.

This turn of events marks a new chapter for Chris Flexen, who now has the opportunity to explore other opportunities and potentially revitalize his career with a fresh start on another team.

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