Gorzelanny (shoulder) is on a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. Gorzelanny made his third rehab appearance (first for St. Lucie) over the weekend, striking out one batter in an otherwise clean ninth inning to pick up the save. He hasn't pitched since March because of a left shoulder injury, so he'll likely need a few more rehab games before joining Triple-A Las Vegas.
Gorzelanny has been dealing with a left shoulder injury and was sent for tests Monday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports. Gorzelanny has not pitched since March 16 because of the injury to his throwing shoulder. The 34-year-old was a non-roster invitee to camp, where he struggled, posting a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 innings. With a number of other left-handers competing for bullpen spots, this injury has all but guaranteed Gorzelanny will not make the Mets' Opening Day roster. Last season, he appeared in just seven games for the Indians.
Gorzelanny signed a minor league deal with the Mets on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports. He will receive $1 million if he makes the big league club, and could earn $1.8 million in incentives. Gorzelanny will be free to opt out and sign with an Asian team if he is not guaranteed a big league roster spot by Mar. 24. He serves as another left-handed option for the Mets to consider for a low-leverage role.
Gorzelanny declined his outright assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent. He has a 3.38 ERA in 19 relief appearances at Triple-A, so there's a chance he'll likely be scooped up by someone on a minor league deal. That said, his upside is as a low-leverage big league reliever, so there's not much to see here from a fantasy perspective.
Gorzellany was designated for assignment by the Indians on Monday. Gorzellany, who is primarily used as a lefty specialist, hadn't given up a run for the Tribe all year until he was shelled for six earned runs in Sunday's blowout loss to the Blue Jays. That performance effectively got him booted from the 40-man roster in order to make room for fresh arms in relief.
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