The Mets add pitching depth via an intra-division trade.
On Monday afternoon, the New York Mets announced the team acquired right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto from the Miami Marlins in exchange for 19-year-old minor league infielder Federico Polanco.
Yamamoto, 24, was one of four prospects the Marlins acquired in the 2018 trade that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee. He debuted as the 18th-ranked prospects in the Marlins’ system in 2018.
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He made the jump to the majors in 2019, making 15 starts. Yamamoto posted a 4-5 record with a 4.46 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 78.2 innings pitched, limiting opponents to a .191 batting average. Unfortunately, he made four appearances and was not treated well by opponents in 2020; he allowed 23 earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched.
Miami designated Yamamoto for assignment on Jan. 28.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated infielder Robel García for assignment.