Report: Mets Put Chris Schwinden on Waivers

A report on Friday says the Mets have placed pitcher Chris Schwinden on waivers. ESPNNewYork.com says that Schwinden’s place on the 40-man roster will be used for reliever Elvin Ramirez, who is expected to be in the bullpen for Friday night’s game against the Cardinals.

Chris Schwinden removed from game, removed from Mets
Chris Schwinden removed from game, removed from Mets

Dumping Schwinden is completely justifiable — he has failed whenever the Mets have given him the chance to prove himself. In two starts and one relief appearance he has compiled a 12.46 ERA in 8.2 innings with just one strikeout.

He started four games for the Mets late last season and while he didn’t particularly distinguish himself (0-2, 4.71 ERA, 17 strikeouts in 21 innings), he showed enough to be considered for a role this year. But he couldn’t seize the opportunity.

The Mets still have one more roster move to make — Josh Thole will be activated from the disabled list. It’s unclear if the Mets will continue with Mike Nickeas or if they will make a change and leave Rob Johnson as the backup catcher.

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