Sewald has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mariners.
Sewald was non-tendered by the Mets in early December after stumbling to a 13.50 ERA across six innings in 2020. The right-hander has bounced back and forth between the majors and minors while pitching in the New York organization the last four seasons. He will now turn his attention toward trying to make the Mariners' roster at some point.
Sewald was non-tendered by the Mets on Wednesday.
He never logged an ERA lower than 4.55 across four seasons in the Mets' bullpen, so it's not surprising to see him cut loose. Sewald could end up settling for a minor-league deal this offseason.
Sewald was optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Tuesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Sewald has made five appearances out of the pen for the Mets this season, but things haven't gone at all well for him. He's allowed nine runs on 12 hits in six innings, walking four batters while striking out just two.
Sewald allowed two hits and a walk in 1.2 scoreless innings during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
The right-hander entered the game in the fourth inning after a poor performance from Steven Matz, but Sewald ran into trouble of his own in the fifth, loading the bases with two outs before getting bailed out by Jeurys Familia. Sewald has a 5.06 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 2:2 K:BB through 5.1 innings, and his low-leverage role offers little fantasy appeal.
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.
Sewald pitched well during his five spring appearances, compiling a 1.69 ERA and 0.75 WHIP across 5.1 innings, though he'll still head to the minors to begin the season. He figures to join the big-league club in a middle-relief role at some point after posting a 4.58 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across 19.2 innings with the Mets in 2019.
Sewald has posted a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB through 5.1 innings this spring.
The right-hander is coming off an encouraging big-league campaign, as Sewald compiled a 22:3 K:BB through 19.2 innings with a FIP more than a full run below his 4.58 ERA. His spot in the Mets' bullpen seems secure for the regular season, but he's unlikely to see much high-leverage work -- Sewald recorded only one save and zero holds in 2019.
Sewald struck out two in a perfect eighth inning Thursday to record his first save of the season in a win over Cleveland.
The ninth inning never happened due to rain, giving Sewald his third career save and allowing manager Mickey Callaway to avoid having to decide whether to use Edwin Diaz or Seth Lugo as his closer for the evening. Sewald has apparently worked his way into the Mets' setup crew with a 5:0 K:BB in two scoreless innings since rejoining the bullpen.
Sewald had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
The 29-year-old returns to the major-league bullpen after being designated for assignment in late May but remaining with the organization. In 19 appearances with Triple-A Syracuse this year, Sewald carries an ERA of 3.35 with a 52:15 K:BB over 51 innings. Drew Gagnon was optioned to Triple-A and Tim Peterson was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
Sewald cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Sewald was designated for assignment by the Mets on Wednesday but will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 29-year-old has a 4.82 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 12:5 K:BB through 18.2 innings with Syracuse this season.
Sewald was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
The Mets needed to clear a 40-man spot for Rajai Davis to add outfield depth on the big-league roster, and Sewald was the casualty. He will serve as organizational bullpen depth if he passes through waivers.
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Sewald's latest stay on the big-league roster lasted just a single day. He gave up one run in two innings of relief work Friday against the Marlins. Steven Matz (forearm) returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Sewald was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
Sewald had a week-long stint in the majors earlier this season and gave up two runs over five innings. The 28-year-old struggled last season with a 6.07 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 58:23 K:BB for the Mets.
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Sewald allowed two runs and struck out one over five innings since his promotion to the big leagues April 14, but he'll head back to Syracuse, where he'll likely see more opportunities. Todd Frazier was activated from the 10-day injured list and Luis Guillorme was recalled from Triple-A in corresponding moves.
The Mets recalled Sewald from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Sewald will provide an fresh arm out of the bullpen in place of long man Corey Oswalt, who was optioned to Syracuse after covering 3.2 innings in relief in Saturday's 11-7 loss to the Braves. A veteran of 103 career appearances in the majors, Sewald has supplied a 5.25 ERA and 9.3 K/9 across 121.2 innings.
The Mets optioned Sewald to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Sewald and Jacob Rhame were both sent down as the Mets narrowed down the competition for the remaining opening in the bullpen to Tyler Bashlor, Kyle Dowdy and Hector Santiago. The 28-year-old Sewald did little to distinguish himself in 46 appearances in the big leagues in 2018, accruing a 6.07 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 56.1 frames.
Sewald didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn the save Thursday against the Nationals.
Sewald entered the game in the 12th inning and needed only 11 pitches to secure the win after Robert Gsellman blew a save chance earlier in the game. It was only his second save of the season, and he isn't likely to pick up many -- if any -- more opportunities before season's end.
Sewald recorded the final two outs of the ninth inning Wednesday, one via strikeout, to pick up his first career save in a 5-3 win over the Giants.
The Mets' closer situation remains a mess, as four different pitchers (Sewald, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Jerry Blevins) have notched the team's last four saves. Sewald's 4.68 ERA and 1.4 HR/9 would make him a volatile ninth-inning option even if the team did commit to him in the role, but given the competition and the circumstances, Wednesday's save chance could easily end up being his last of the year despite the successful conversion.
Sewald was called up to the majors Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Sewald has a 5.05 ERA in 41 innings for the Mets this season. His 24.1 percent strikeout rate and 7.5 percent walk rate are each solid, but he barely gets any grounders (27.1 percent). He'll fill the bullpen spot vacated by Jeurys Familia, who was traded to the Athletics on Saturday.
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Sewald was up for just four days, allowing two runs in two innings. He'll make way for Drew Gagnon, who was called up to make his major-league debut against the Phillies.
Sewald was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Sewald has appeared in 26 games for the Mets this year, posting a 4.85 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He will likely be deployed in a middle-relief role while with the team. In a corresponding move, Jerry Blevins was put on the bereavement list.
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