Hernandez, 27, started 10 games and came out of the bullpen for 10 more for Miami this past season, his fifth in the Majors. While his overall numbers — 3-6 with a 6.35 ERA, along with 60 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings pitched — don’t pop off the page, Hernandez fills a clear need for the Mets now that replacement Trevor Williams is free agency in search of a more consistent starting role. . New York needs someone to replace Williams as a pitcher capable of starting, resting shortstop, playing long relief or even providing shortstop relief if needed. Hernandez fits that bill.
Brigham has become a candidate to captain the Mets after producing a 3.38 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 24 innings over 16 relief games in 2022. The 30-year-old has pitched four seasons in the major leagues, topping in the mid-to-high 1990s but has struggled with various injuries. in the arm all the way.
Brigham joins a host of high-octane weapons the Mets have acquired in recent weeks, including waiver claims for Tyler Saucedo, Stephen Ridings and William Woods. He will compete with these three and more for a spring training job.
The Marilyn family had Hernandez and Brigham on set on Tuesday, prompting them to scout deals for both of them.
To get the duo from a division rival, the Mets dumped Sanchez, 22, who was not among the players. Top 30 prospect By MLB Pipeline. The 6-foot-6 right hand had a 3.79 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched over 17 games (seven starts) at Single-A and High-A in 2022.
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