The Mets announced on their Twitter feed Friday that they have demoted Robert Carson and have brought up Jack Egbert to replace him in the bullpen.
Carson pitched in Thursday night’s loss to the Padres, allowing two runs in two innings. In his only other appearance he threw a shutout inning last week in Toronto.
Egbert is a local product — born on Staten Island, raised in New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers. The 29-year-old is pitching well in Buffalo. In 17 games he’s thrown 26 innings, striking out 17 batters and walking only five, with an ERA of 2.08.
The move leaves Tim Byrdak once again as the only lefty in the bullpen. It also leaves the awful Manny Acosta and his 10.80 ERA in the bullpen. Why not just release this guy and go with the youngsters? They can’t be any worse.