I was waiting until it became official — Manny Acosta is gone.
The Mets announced on their Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon that the reliever has been designated for assignment. Chris Schwinden will take his place.
This is a move that should have happened weeks ago when it was clear that Acosta was unable to pitch without the other team scoring massive amounts of runs off of him. Instead, the Mets waited until his ERA climbed to 11.86 before deciding that maybe they could do better. Acosta pitched in 19 games this season — he allowed runs in 12 of them. That is not a good ratio.
The Mets also announced that Justin Turner has been placed on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Omar Quintanilla was called up and will start at shortstop, at least until Ronny Cedeno, who was filling in for the injured Ruben Tejada in the first place, can get his calf healed.