New York Mets Place Veteran Pitcher On Waivers For 3rd Time This Month

Once again, the New York Mets have made the decision to designate Michael Tonkin for assignment for the second time this month.

Tonkin, 34, experienced a whirlwind of transitions, initially being DFA'd on April 5th, then traded to Minnesota, only to return to the Mets following his second designation by the Twins on April 13th.

With these rapid changes, Tonkin's performance has faltered this season, evident in his 6.00 ERA across six relief appearances.

In contrast, the Mets welcomed back right-hander Sean Reid-Foley from the injured list, providing a potential reinforcement to their pitching staff. Reid-Foley, 28, returns with prior experience with the Mets, having appeared in eight games for them in 2023. Additionally, the team made bullpen adjustments, calling up left-hander Josh Walker while optioning right-hander Grant Hartwig to Triple-A Syracuse.

Over his seven-year career, the 34-year-old holds a 4.44 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, with 235 strikeouts across 235.1 innings and 192 appearances.

As a result, there likely won't be many, if any teams rushing to claim Tonkin off the waiver wire. Photo Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports