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Brad Brach has been activated from the injured list and will join the Mets bullpen. He was placed on the IL in mid-July for undisclosed reasons.
The Mets also activated Walker Lockett, who is probable to start on Wednesday. Ali Sanchez and Paul Sewald were both optioned in corresponding moves. Brach's first appearance this year will be his 2020-debut as he's missed the entirety of the season up to this point. He registered a 5.47 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and a 1.94 K:BB ratio across 54.1 innings between the Cubs and the Mets in 2019.
Brad Bach (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Bach has yet to report to summer camp was placed on the injured list Wednesday. The reason Bach has been absent from camp is undisclosed, but it's possible that it could be COVID-19 related. Bach is will look to bounce back after a disastrous 2019 campaign. The 34-year old owned a 5.47 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 60:31 K:BB across 54 1/3 innings.
Brad Brach has not yet reported to camp.
Brach is not in line to close games, even with the Mets saying they are considering a closer-by-committee approach to open the season. His 5.47 ERA and 1.62 WHIP from 2019 shows that he probably won't sniff a fantasy roster this year.
The New York Mets have signed Brad Brach
Brach was released by the Cubs and will attempt to help solve the Mets’ bullpen woes. The surging Mets have won 13 of 14 and began Thursday only half a game back in the NL Wild Card hunt. The longtime Oriole had struggled for the Cubs in 2019, posting a 6.13 ERA and a WHIP of 1.765 across 39 2/3 innings pitched.
Brad Brach allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two through 1.1 innings in Monday's loss to the Pirates.
Brach had been very solid in relief for the Cubs over the past week, posting a 0.82 WHIP over his past six appearances. He can fall back on the fact that every Cubs pitcher who took the mound Monday was pounded, as the Pirates racked up 23 hits.