Mets claim RHPs Jacob Barnes and Nick Tropeano off waivers

Jacob Barnes pitching with AngelsJacob Barnes pitching with Angels
Jacob Barnes pitching with Angels
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Steve Cohen’s ownership of the Mets has been approved, and now it seems like the Mets aren’t wasting any time to get things moving with their offseason.” data-reactid=”23″>Steve Cohen’s ownership of the Mets has been approved, and now it seems like the Mets aren’t wasting any time to get things moving with their offseason.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Mets have claimed right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes from the Los Angeles Angels as well as right-hander Nick Tropeano from the Pittsburgh Pirates.” data-reactid=”24″>The Mets have claimed right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes from the Los Angeles Angels as well as right-hander Nick Tropeano from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Barnes, 30, struggled with the Angels last season, pitching to a 5.50 ERA in 18 games, but he had three and a half solid years pitching out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen. With Milwaukee, Barnes recorded a 3.93 ERA over the course of 167 games. He was brilliant in 2016, pitching to a 2.70 ERA with 26 strikeouts and six walks in 26.2 innings.” data-reactid=”25″>Barnes, 30, struggled with the Angels last season, pitching to a 5.50 ERA in 18 games, but he had three and a half solid years pitching out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen. With Milwaukee, Barnes recorded a 3.93 ERA over the course of 167 games. He was brilliant in 2016, pitching to a 2.70 ERA with 26 strikeouts and six walks in 26.2 innings.

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Tropeano is a local product, born in West Islip, N.Y. and playing his college ball at Stony Brook. The right-hander has pitched six big-league seasons, including four years with the Angels. Though he’s primarily been a starter in his career, Tropeano appeared in seven games out of the Pirates’ bullpen in 2020, allowing just two earned runs in 15.2 innings, good for an ERA of 1.15.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Tropeano was in spring training with the Yankees this past season and was activated to the big-league roster in August, but he didn’t make an appearance before being DFA’s and later claimed by the Pirates.” data-reactid=”31″>Tropeano was in spring training with the Yankees this past season and was activated to the big-league roster in August, but he didn’t make an appearance before being DFA’s and later claimed by the Pirates.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Barnes and Tropeano join IF/OF Robel García as Mets’ waiver claims, as the 27-year-old was claimed from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.” data-reactid=”32″>Barnes and Tropeano join IF/OF Robel García as Mets’ waiver claims, as the 27-year-old was claimed from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

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