RP - New York Mets
Mets manager Buck Showalter is hopeful Brooks Raley will appear in a spring training game this weekend.
Raley pitched in a minor league game on Wednesday after suffering a left hamstring strain. He has just over a week to get fully healthy by Opening Day.
Brooks Raley has been diagnosed with a low-grade left hamstring strain, and will return to the Mets’ spring training facility.
The Mets have yet to provide a timetable for Raley, but there is potential that the veteran reliever could miss some time to open the season. The 34-year-old is set to enter his first season with the Mets, after posting a 2.68 ERA in 60 appearances with the Rays last season.
Brooks Raley was traded from Tampa Bay to the New York Mets in exchange for Keyshawn Askew.
Raley was dominant in 53.2 innings last season with the Rays, posting a 2.68 ERA with 61 strikeouts. Raley relies on a nasty slider and induces very weak contact. He did earn six saves last season but is unlikely to see save chances in New York.
Brooks Raley allowed three runs on three hits during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros. He finished the frame but was charged with both the loss and blown save in the process. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 5-2, suffering a sweep in the heat of a playoff race.
Raley, a former Astro, is 1-2 with a 2.47 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and .193 OBA through 55 relief outings (51 innings) this season. Along the way, he has totaled a solid 10.41 K/9, 1.94 BB/9, and 24 holds while going 6-for-9 in save situations.
Rays reliever Brooks Raley was tasked with preserving a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Yankees. Instead, he allowed a solo homer. His final line included one run, two hits, and his second blown save of 2022. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to New York by a score of 8-7 in 10 innings.
Raley now owns a 2.52 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and .188 OBA along with 10.98 K/9 and 2.29 BB/9. He has tallied 18 holds while going 6-for-8 in save situations, so Wednesday's struggles were a rarity for the southpaw.