The Mets already have had two minor league players that have elected for free agency: Jack Egbert and Garrett Olson.
Both players were far, far down on the depth chart coming out of Spring this past year, and they each pitched in a singular MLB this season:
Egbert (May 28), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB
Olson (Aug 8), 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER
I was at that game that Olson pitched (the Mets...
Mets News and Notes:
Johan Santana insisted his right ankle and pitching shoulder were healthy after he only recorded four outs, matching his shortest career start, which happened to be in Atlanta in April. The Braves beat the Mets, 9-3, Saturday at Citi Field. The Mets (54-60) dropped a season-worst six games under .500. Santana was charged with eight runs, two shy of his...
The Mets designated left-hander Garrett Olson for assignment to make room for on the roster for Johan Santana who was officially activated from the DL.
The move leaves Josh Edgin as the only lefty reliever in the bullpen.
Olson was charged with four runs while recording only one out in his lone appearance.
The New York Mets have promoted left-hander Garrett Olson from Triple-A Buffalo and sent down righty reliever Elvin Ramirez.
Olson joined the team for Tuesday night's game against Miami. He's pitched in the majors with Baltimore, Seattle and Pittsburgh, and was 4-7 with a 4.56 ERA at Buffalo.
Ramirez was 0-1 with a 7.30 ERA games for the Mets. Right-hander Dillon Gee was...
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August 07, 2012
Mets News and Notes:
Reliever Tim Byrdak has an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder. That's a career-threatening diagnosis since Byrdak is 38 years old. Johan Santana and Chris Young both had anterior capsule tears, and required surgeries that cost significant time. The Mets did not announce a firm surgery decision for the lefty reliever, who is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA...
Following the news that Tim Byrdak has a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, the Mets announced that Garrett Olson will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He will be added to the team’s active roster before today’s game against the Marlins.
In 25 appearances for Triple-A Buffalo this year, Olson has made 21 starts and has a 4.56 ERA in 108.2 innings pitched...
According to several reports from the Mets clubhouse at Digital Domain, both Garrett Olson (hand) and Jason Bay (forearm) are doing fine this morning.
Olson who was struck in the hand by a batted ball yesterday said he will throw a bullpen today, and Bay who was hit on the forearm by a pitch said his it was just a little sore, but fine.
By the way, Andres Torres hopes to get...
Mets left-hander Garrett Olson was struck by a batted ball on his pitching hand during a Minor League game on Sunday. He suffered a contusion on the palm of his hand and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary X-rays, which were negative.
Olson was a strong contender to make the Mets as a reliever, and it’s not yet clear if this will pose any setback.
He has allowed...
Garrett Olson (28 years old) was a former first round pick (supplemental round – pick 48) by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2005 draft. I was still living in Baltimore when he made his professional debut in 2007, and there was a lot of local hype around Olson (at the time, the Orioles were looking for hope anywhere and everywhere, and to some degree, still are). He struggled as a...
The New York Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh.
The Mets made the moves on Monday.
Olson began last season with the Pirates. He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games. The 28-year-old also has pitched for Baltimore and Seattle and is 14-22 lifetime...
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December 12, 2011