Dice-K being called up for John Lannan

Posted: April 16, 2014 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

Lannan's brief stay with the Mets was a rough one for the southpaw

Lannan’s brief stay with the Mets was a rough one for the southpaw

The Mets are calling up Daisuke Matsusaka from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Dice-K the Mets have out righted John Lannan off of the 40-man roster. Lannan can now elect free agency or go to Triple-A. Lannan was awful for the Mets bullpen, a position he wasn’t all that familiar with as a starter throughout his major league career. The Mets were hoping he could help get lefties out but it just didn’t happen that way. Lannan was 1-0 with a 15.75 ERA in five appearances with the Mets.

Dice-K is coming up as insurance for both Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia. Mejia is dealing with another blister issue and Colon has been dealing with a back problem. Both are expected to make their next starts but Dice-K is just insurance of they cannot.

If both do make their starts than Matsusaka can just be the long reliever in the bullpen.

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