The Cubs and Red Sox have reportedly expressed interest in free agent reliever Ryne Stanek.
Stanek was also connected to the Mets. He remains one of the top relievers available in free agency and should land with a new team soon.
The New York Mets have reportedly expressed interest in free agent reliever Ryne Stanek.
After a strong 2022 campaign, Stanek had a bit down of a season last year, posting a 4.09 ERA across 50 2/3 innings with the Astros. The Mets had previously shown interest in Aroldis Chapman who landed with the Pirates. Stanek could hold a role in the middle innings if he lands with the Mets.
Ryne Stanek blew the save and took the loss on Friday against the Twins, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits across 1/3 of an inning to go along with one strikeout and two walks.
After Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning, Stanek entered the game in the 10th inning with the Astros leading 2-1. The ghost runner scored on an RBI single by Jose Miranda for the unearned run he allowed, but Kyle Farmer walked-off the Astros two batters later to hand Stanek the blown save and the loss.
Astros reliever Ryne Stanek picked up his first win of the season Monday, tossing a scoreless top of the 9th inning. Yordan Alvarez' walk-off home run turned him into a winner.
Stanek has quietly been one of the most valuable relief pitchers in leagues that reward holds. He owns a 0.67 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, with eight holds and a 1-0 record. Houston will likely win many, many more games this season and Stanek will continue to be used in high leverage situations.
Astros relief pitcher Ryne Stanek was solid once again, tossing a scoreless 7th inning.
Stanek lowered his ERA to 1.32 on the season. But with the return of Ryan Pressly from the IL, save chances are not likely in the cards any longer.