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.
Bautista was recalled from Double-A on Tuesday and allowed two runs on three hits over 2.1 innings. The 22-year-old hadn't pitched above High-A prior to this season, so it's unsurprising at this point to see his first stint in the majors be a short one.
Bautista allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
He was consistently sitting 96-97 mph with his fastball in his MLB debut, and Bautista's first strikeout victim was Ryan Zimmerman. The 22-year-old could develop into a key part of the Mets' bullpen in time, but for now he'll work in low-leverage situations. Considering he hadn't pitched above High-A until this season, it wouldn't be surprising to see Bautista head back to the minors the next time the team needs fresh arms in the bullpen.
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