RP - NYM
Mets reliever Dellin Betances allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one in just 1/3 of an inning in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. He did not factor in the decision.
With Mets closer Edwin Diaz struggling to begin the season, Betances had been one of the names to potentially step into the ninth inning role if he could continue his strong start to the season. Instead, he contributed to a bullpen meltdown on Friday, allowing four of the seven runs the unit would give up en route to blowing an 8-2 lead to eventually lose the game 11-10.
Dellin Betances (shoulder, Achilles) has been throwing live batting practice and simulated games for a couple of weeks.
The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Mets after making just one appearance for the Yankees in 2019. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen says the team is "extremely excited" with how Betances looks. Expect him to serve as a setup man for Edwin Diaz should he remain healthy.
Mets reliever Dellin Betances walked one and did not allow a hit or strike out a batter in a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Betances signed a one-year deal with the Mets in an attempt to rebuild his value after an injury-plagued 2019 cost him pretty much the entire year. He will like share setup duties ahead of incumbent closer Edwin Diaz, as long as he can prove that he is all the way back from his 2019 ailments.
Dellin Betances made his first appearance for the other New York team this spring on Saturday versus the Nationals.
As expected after missing nearly the entire 2019 season with multiple injuries, Betances showed some rust in his Mets debut. The usually hard-throwing reliever topped out at 90 mph on the radar gun and was only able to retire one of the four batters he faced while giving up three runs (two earned). He walked two, threw a wild pitch, and gave up a single before being relieved. Despite the struggles, Betances said he felt good and, if he can get fully healthy and work all the kinks out, could provide fantasy owners a low-cost boost to the strikeout category as well as ERA.
SNY's Andy Martino reports the Mets have reached a contract agreement with free agent reliever Dellin Betances.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports it's a one-year contract with two player options. Betances made just one appearance in 2019 due to shoulder and Achillies injuries, but he was dominant in prior seasons. The 32-year-old could wind up being a valuable set-up man for the Mets this year.