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Mets News: Mets recall Tyler Jay and Matt Festa from Triple-A Syrcause

In addition to optioning Tylor Megill to Triple-A Syracuse after yesterday’s game, the Mets also sent home left-handed reliever Danny Young. Relievers Tyler Jay and Matt Festa were brought back to give the bullpen some fresh arms for the current 17 games with no off-day period.

Young has made three appearances for the major league club this season, and in his first 10 appearances, Young has looked like a legitimate second left-hander out of the bullpen, posting a 0.87 ERA in his first nine and one-third innings. In this weekend’s two back-to-back games, however, Young has played just one-third of an inning, allowing two earned runs in each appearance.

Replacing Young is Jay, another left-handed reliever who appeared in two games for the Mets in mid-April. In 36 innings for Syracuse, Jay has posted a 2.00 ERA with 23 strikeouts and just four walks.

Festa played four major league seasons with the Mariners, with most of his work coming in 2022, when he pitched 54 innings with a 4.17 ERA. Festa signed with the Mets on May 19 and has since appeared in 11 games for Syracuse, pitching well with a WHIP under 1 and a K/BB ratio of 6.33.

To make the roster changes work, Brooks Raley was placed on the 60-day injured list and outfielder Duke Ellis was designated for assignment.

The Mets will likely recall either Christian Scott or José Buttó to take Megill’s next rotation spot on Thursday against the Nationals.