A Rule-5 draft pick for the New York Mets in 2015, Sean Gilmartin was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals today.After activating starter Seth Lugo off the disabled list for today’s start, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson sent southpaw Sean Gilmartin down to the minors as the corresponding move, but then lost the former Brave and Twin to the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.
Over 21 innings from ’16-’17, Gilmartin allowed 19 earned runs, compiling a 1.76 WHIP to pair with that 8.14 ERA.
But what many Mets fans will likely remember him for was his consistently solid 2015 season directly out of the Rule-5 Draft, where Gilmartin tossed 57.1 innings — including one scoreless start — with a 2.67 ERA and 54 strikeouts to 18 walks.
The move makes the Mets’ Triple-A Las Vegas 51s team extremely weak on starting pitching depth, as Tyler Pill and Rafael Montero are now the only two rotation members currently on the 40-man roster.
The Cards possess a solid bullpen with the likes of Seung-hwan Oh, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist and Brett Cecil currently residing there, making Gilmartin’s chances of sticking in their bullpen equally as daunting as it was for him in Queens.