Gilmartin is expected to be optioned to Triple-A on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Gilmartin has struggled mightily since being recalled from Triple-A last week. Over his last two appearances, he's allowed eight hits and seven earned runs, ballooning his ERA to 7.00 on the season. The lefty will head to Las Vegas to attempt to get back on track, and Seth Lugo is expected to be recalled to take Gilmartin's spot in the bullpen.
Gilmartin has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday as the Mets placed right-hander Jim Henderson on the disabled list. The left-hander is expected to replace Henderson in the bullpen. Gilmartin pitched five scoreless relief innings for the Mets in May before being sent back down to Triple-A. In his last two Triple-A starts, Gilmartin pitched a combined 15.2 innings, giving up only two earned runs while striking out 15.
Gilmartin was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Gilmartin appeared twice with the major league club after being called up Thursday and pitched well, not allowing a run while striking out five batters in as many innings. However, the Mets were extremely thin on the infield after Wilmer Flores went on the disabled list, so the Mets opted to bring up Matt Reynolds and send Gilmartin back to the minors. That being said, the left-hander could be back up with the big league club soon if they are in need of bullpen depth, especially after this initial strong showing.
Gilmartin was officially recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. As expected, Gilmartin will take the place of Wilmer Flores on the Mets' roster after the infielder was placed on the disabled list. Gilmartin will add some depth to the bullpen now that Logan Verrett is slotting into a spot start Saturday, leaving the Mets thin in the long reliever department. He pitched well in six starts with Las Vegas this season, posting a 2.48 ERA and 9.5 K/9, which could give him some value if he can translate that into the big leagues.
Gilmartin will be called up Thursday with Wilmer Flores landing on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Gilmartin gives the Mets another arm in the pen, as Logan Verrett is slated to start in place of Steven Matz, who is dealing with left elbow soreness. Gilmartin lost out in his battle to earn a bullpen spot this spring but has pitched well at Triple-A Las Vegas, posting a 2.48 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 34:8 K:BB ratio in six starts and 32.1 innings.