Bautista was sent back down to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday Sports reports.
Bautista was recently recalled from the minors but didn't appear in any games for the Mets over his brief stay with the team. He will continue to provide organizational depth at the Triple-A level moving forward, so expect to see him journey back and forth as the club replenishes their relievers over the course of the season.
Bautista was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Bautista was added to the Mets' roster in place of infielder Luis Guillorme. Bautista allowed at least one earned run in four of the five games he appeared in with the big club earlier this year, so expect him to be relied on mainly to eat innings when needed.
Bautista was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Bautista was the roster casualty needed to clear a spot on the Mets' active roster for Todd Frazier (hamstring), who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 23-year-old has now conceded at least one run in four of his five big-league appearances this season and owns an unsightly 12.46 ERA through 4.1 innings.
Bautista did not get optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas following Monday's doubleheader, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Bautista went unused in Monday's twin bill, so the Mets opted to send their Game 2 starter, P.J. Conlon, back to the minors instead. The soon-to-be 23-year-old owns an unremarkable 5.95 ERA and 25:4 K:BB across 19.2 innings between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas this season, so he'll likely stick to low-leverage situations during his time with the big club.
Bautista was recalled to serve as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Braves, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.
He has already been up once this season to add some depth to the bullpen, but will be sent back to the minors after the twin bill. Bautista has a 5.95 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 19.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
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