Walters was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday. As such, Walters will be removed from the 40-man roster in order to add James Loney, who was recalled to the major league ranks Tuesday. Walters, who's remained at Triple-A Las Vegas this season, will be subject to waivers, but it's unlikely he'll be claimed considering he's allowed 23 earned runs on 38 hits in 22.1 innings on the year.
Walters was added to the 40-man roster Friday. Walters missed the first half of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but ended up impressing in a limited stint with Double-A Binghamton to the tune of a 1.96 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18.1 innings. He should get the chance to progress to Triple-A in 2016.
The Mets placed six pitchers to their 40-man roster, including highly-touted prospect Noah Syndergaard, reports The Star-Ledger. New York also added pitchers Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris and Jack Leathersich. Pitcher Jeff Walters, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, was removed from the 40-man roster.
Mets minor-league pitcher Jeff Walters underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, ESPNNewYork.com reports. Walters was diagnosed with a UCL tear last week. He finishes 2014 with a 8.86 ERA and six saves in 23 appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets announced Monday minor-league reliever Jeff Walters has been diagnosed with a tear of the UCL in his right elbow after undergoing an MRI. He will likely undergo Tommy John surgery. Walters, who had a 2.09 ERA and 38 saves in 2013 at Double-A, was 3-3 with a 8.86 ERA and six saves in 23 relief outings for Triple-A Las Vegas.
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