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June 20, 2021 01:24 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Stuck with loss as opener
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Gsellman (0-1) took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, giving up one run on three hits over two innings. He didn't strike out or walk a batter.

Working as the opener, Gsellman tossed 13 of 22 pitches for strikes and served up a solo shot to Kyle Schwarber before giving way to Sean Reid-Foley. The Mets didn't get on the board until the seventh inning in the 6-2 loss, saddling Gsellman with the decision. The right-hander has tossed at least two innings in five of his last six appearances, and he'll continue to give the team some length in the bullpen even if his 3.71 ERA and 15:7 K:BB through 26.2 innings don't make a strong case for high-leverage work.

June 19, 2021 04:32 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Starting nightcap
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Gsellman will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

Gsellman hasn't pitched since June 8, so he'll have a fresh arm to begin Saturday's nightcap. The right-hander tossed 2.1 innings in his last outing and 3.2 innings in his prior appearance, and manager Luis Rojas is hopeful that the 27-year-old will be able to have a similar workload Saturday. Gsellman has posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 24.2 innings across 14 relief appearances in 2021.

June 2, 2021 07:24 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Strong in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gsellman allowed two hits and struck out one in 3.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-6 win over Arizona.

Starter David Peterson was only able to record one out, but Gsellman provided the Mets with solid innings in long relief. The 27-year-old has often seen multi-inning assignments this year. He's posted solid ratios with a 2.42 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB across 22.1 innings in 13 appearances. Gsellman also has one hold, but he's unlikely to see much high-leverage work.

May 7, 2021 12:24 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Low-leverage usage so far
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Gsellman gave up a run on two hits in the sixth inning during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Entering the game with the Mets ahead 6-1, the right-hander gave up a leadoff double to Harrison Bader, who eventually came around to score. Gsellman got a late start to the season due to the team's erratic early schedule, not making his first appearance until April 17, but he's posted a 3.12 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB over 8.2 innings now. That said, his low-leverage role gives him little fantasy value, as Gsellman doesn't have a save, hold or decision so far.

March 28, 2021 10:32 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Makes Opening Day roster
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Gsellman has been informed that he'll make the Opening Day roster, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Gsellman made five relief appearances for the Mets this spring and posted a 5.63 ERA and 2.00 WHIP. While his performance during Grapefruit League play was enough to break camp with the team, the right-hander is unlikely to pitch in many high-leverage situations in 2021 after he allowed 15 runs in 14 innings last season.

March 8, 2021 10:04 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Recovered from fractured rib
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Gsellman (ribs) made his Grapefruit League debut Thursday against the Nationals, pitching a scoreless inning in relief while working around two hits and a walk.

Gsellman's 2020 campaign came to an end in early September when he suffered a fractured rib, but he received a clean bill of health heading into spring training. Per Anthony DiComo of, Gsellman is included on the Mets' travel roster ahead of Monday's game against the Nationals, so he could get the chance to make his second relief appearance of the spring.

January 15, 2021 11:44 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Avoids arbitration
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Gsellman (ribs) and the Mets avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Gsellman will get just a small raise over the $1.23 million he made last season. It's hard to argue he deserved a bigger one, as he allowed 15 runs in 14 innings last year while posting a 9:8 K:BB before being shut down with a fractured rib.

September 26, 2020 10:52 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Shifts to 45-day IL
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Gsellman (ribs) was transferred to the 45-day injured list after Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

The 27-year-old landed on the shelf with a fractured rib in early September and wasn't expected to return this year, so it's just a procedural move to create some space on the 40-man roster. Gsellman finished 2020 with a 9.64 ERA, 2.14 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB over 14 innings across six outings (four starts).

September 9, 2020 05:04 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Likely out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Gsellman was initially believed to have sustained a left oblique injury, but he'll likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a fractured rib. The right-hander struggled this season with a 9.64 ERA, 2.14 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB over 14 innings during six appearances (four starts). Drew Smith was recalled by the Mets to take Gsellman's place in the bullpen.

September 8, 2020 10:40 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Sustains oblique injury
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Gsellman suffered a left oblique injury during Tuesday's loss to the Orioles, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.

The 27-year-old worked in long relief Tuesday and surrendered six runs on six hits and two walks over 3.2 innings while throwing a season-high 76 pitches before sustaining the injury. The team has yet to provide an official timeline for his return, but given the nature of the injury, Gsellman seems likely to require a stint on the injured list.

September 6, 2020 09:08 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Back to bullpen
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Gsellman will shift back to a bullpen role beginning Sunday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Gsellman wasn't able to provide much length after his shift to the rotation, completing more than two innings just once in four starts. He'll serve in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen, though he isn't likely to get high-leverage work. Gsellman has an ugly 7.84 ERA and 2.13 WHIP through 10.1 frames this season.

September 4, 2020 02:40 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Short outing
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Gsellman allowed four earned runs on four hits and four walks across 1.2 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not record a strikeout or factor into the decision.

Gsellman needed only 10 pitches to get through the first inning, but imploded in the following frame. He walked three batters and surrendered four hits prior to being pulled with the bases loaded having already permitted four runs. This was Gsellman's fourth start of the season, though he has worked more than two innings only once. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against the Orioles.

September 3, 2020 11:40 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Picking up Thursday's start
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Manager Luis Rojas said Gsellman will start Thursday's game against the Yankees, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.

David Peterson would have been available to start Thursday on five days' rest, but Rojas said the rookie would move to the bullpen for at least the next few days, allowing Gsellman to receive another turn through the rotation. In order to ensure his starting role becomes a permanent one, Gsellman will need to post a solid outing against the Yankees.

August 29, 2020 11:40 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Solid in abbreviated start
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Gsellman started and worked four innings but didn't factor into the decision Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Yankees. He gave up a run on four hits while striking out four.

Gsellman was making his third straight turn through the rotation for the Mets, but since he's still in the process of building up after having worked exclusively out of the bullpen the past two seasons, he wasn't able to go very deep into the start. The right-hander was pulled after tossing a season-high 57 pitches, and he was generally solid over his four frames, with his lone mistake being the first-inning solo shot he surrendered to Luke Voit. The Mets have recently returned two other starters (Michael Wacha and David Peterson) from the injured list, so it's unclear if Gsellman will still have a spot in the rotation next week.

August 26, 2020 04:00 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Candidate to start Thursday
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Gsellman is a candidate to start Thursday against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Gsellman hasn't pitched since Aug. 17 due to postponements tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. If he does get the ball first Thursday, the right-hander likely won't pitch deep into the game as he's still building up to a starter's workload. Across three outings this season, Gsellman has struck out four batters and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks across 4.2 innings.

August 18, 2020 07:52 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Quick exit from Monday's start
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Gsellman lasted only 1.2 innings during Monday's start against the Marlins, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. He struck out one.

The Mets ended up winning 11-4, but Gsellman had no part in the decision. The right-hander did get stretched out to 47 pitches (27 strikes), but if he can't improve his efficiency, it'll be a long time before he's ready to qualify for a win no matter how much run support he gets. Gsellman's next start is scheduled for Saturday at home against the Yankees, but expect another early exit.

August 16, 2020 05:44 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Next start coming Monday
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Gsellman is slated to start Monday's game against the Marlins in Miami, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Gsellman was thrust into a starting role last week after injuries to Jacob deGrom (neck) and Michael Wacha (shoulder) along with Marcus Stroman's decision to opt out of the season put further strain on an already-thin Mets rotation. Since he was making his first MLB start since 2017, Gsellman was capped at two innings (33 pitches) in the start against Washington, during which he served up three runs on four hits. Despite the poor showing, Gsellman still seems to have greater short-term security in the rotation than the struggling Steven Matz, whom manager Luis Rojas wouldn't commit to giving another start. Gsellman will likely face limited pitch counts for at least his next two outings as he builds up to a starter's workload, so he probably won't warrant an immediate pickup outside of NL-only leagues.

August 13, 2020 03:12 AM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Gives up three runs in two innings
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Gsellman allowed three runs on four hits over two innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Wednesday. He struck out one batter.

Juan Soto tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer in the first inning, though the Mets did even more damage against opposing starter Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the frame. Gsellman was making his first start since 2017 and will have to build up on the job after missing the start of the season with a triceps injury, with the Mets down several pitchers in the starting rotation. He threw only 33 pitches Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 03:24 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Enters starting rotation
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Gsellman will start Wednesday against Washington and will be stretched out as a starter moving forward, Anthony DiComo of reports.

The Mets needed another starter after Michael Wacha landed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation Sunday. Gsellman has 29 career big-league starts under his belt, though the last one of those came back in 2017. He has a lifetime 4.60 ERA in 156.2 innings as a starter, slightly worse than his 4.25 mark in 152.1 frames in relief. While the Mets will stretch him out going forward, it's unlikely that he'll be able to pitch particularly deep in Wednesday's contest, given that he threw just a single inning in his lone appearance this season after missing the start of the year with triceps tightness.

August 7, 2020 01:16 PM
Mets' Robert Gsellman: Returns from injury
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Gsellman (triceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

Gsellman had been on the shelf since developing triceps tightness in mid-July, but the issue evidently wasn't a particularly severe one. The Mets' closer situation is somewhat unclear due to Edwin Diaz's poor start, and Gsellman does have 14 career saves, but his career 4.44 ERA and 18.7 percent strikeout rate are hardly closer material, making him seemingly unlikely to move ahead of Seth Lugo, Dellin Betances or Jeurys Familia.

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05/27vs COLW 4-20.21101
05/23@ MIAL 1-53.01002
05/18@ ATLW 4-32.02113
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2017AAA-Las Vegas 51s 6.011000033107.502.167
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