Hunter (back) was traded from the Mets to the Rays along with Matthew Dyer on Friday, with Rich Hill going the other way, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Hunter is presumably included in the deal as a salary dump. He's been out with back pain since late May, with reports from earlier this week indicating he may not pitch again this season. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Hunter (back) may not pitch again this season, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf since mid-May with a back injury, and he was shifted to the 60-day injured list in June. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Hunter apparently hasn't made much progress in his recovery and will have a tough time rejoining the Mets during the second half.
Hunter (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. Hunter has been out since late May due to lower-back soreness. The issue is evidently serious enough to keep him out past the All-Star break. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Mets to add Nick Tropeano, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.
Hunter (back) has been moving better in recent days and may return sooner than expected, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. The Mets' concern over Hunter's injury was largely driven by his history of back issues, according to manager Luis Rojas. The reliever is first eligible to return from the injured list Saturday and that remains a legitimate possibility due to his encouraging progress.
Hunter landed on the 10-day injured list with lower-back pain Friday. Hunter has made four appearances for the Mets this season, throwing eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits, though his 6:3 K:BB isn't particularly impressive. The transaction was backdated to Wednesday, so Hunter can return a week from Saturday if he's healthy. Yennsy Diaz was recalled in a corresponding move.
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