Early Tuesday morning, the Mets made the move to designate reliever Buddy Baumann for assignment. Which means the Mets have 10 days to either trade, demote, or release Baumann.
Baumann didn’t see much time while sporting the big league uniform but when he did, it wasn’t a pretty sight. However, in 14 AAA innings, Baumann has only given up 2 runs, 7 hits, & an impressive 18 strike outs.
Chances are that Baumann will clear waivers & eventually will be demoted to Las Vegas or even Binghamton, for proximity reasons.
I don’t expect to Buddy again in the 2018 season but it’s a 162 game season & when it comes to the orange & blue, anything is possible.