Nick Rumbelow
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The New York Mets have signed right-handed reliever Nick Rumbelow for bullpen help, assign him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Bullpen help is one of the keys to success for the New York Mets going forward. With reliever Robert Gsellman most likely out for the rest of the year with a partially torn lat, the Mets need additional assistance in improving a pen that’s 26th in the majors with a combined 5.07 ERA.

Enter Nick Rumbelow, the former New York Yankees pitcher. Per the New York Post, the Mets signed the right-handed reliever this week. They ultimately assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

The Bombers drafted Rumbelow, 27, in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He appeared in 17 games for them during the 2015 season, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.340 WHIP through 15.2 innings pitched.

After spending time outside of the majors through 2016-17, Rumbelow appeared in 13 games for the Seattle Mariners in 2018 and three games in 2019.

In 33 career games (34.2 innings pitched), Rumbelow has an ERA of 5.97 and a WHIP of 1.442. He’s struck out 33 batters and walked 12.

The Mets also recalled reliever Chris Flexen this week from Triple-A Syracuse to add depth to the pen as well. He’s appeared in eight games (one start) for the Mets this year. Rumbelow’s posting a record of 0-3, an ERA of 6.92 and a WHIP of 2.077.

New York is in the midst of a nine-game homestand, in which a sweep of the Cleveland Indians started it all off. The Mets will take on the Atlanta Braves in a three-game series beginning on Friday.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.