RP - NYM
Mets pitcher Drew Smith was optioned back to the team's alternate site on Monday. Hunter Strickland was recalled in a corresponding move.
Smith has been up and down multiple times this season and has a 6.43 ERA in eight appearances.
The Mets optioned RHP Drew Smith to the team's alternate training site.
This clears a spot for Michael Wacha to start the first game of Friday's doubleheader with the Yankees. Smith should be back eventually.
The New York Mets have acquired RHP Drew Smith in exchange for 1B Lucas Duda.
Smith has spent time in Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A for the Tigers and Rays. He was part of the Mike Mahtook deal with the Tigers. The 23-year-old has made 31 relief appearances between all three levels while posting a 1.60 ERA.