Mets place Brooks Raleigh on 15-day injured list

5:44 pm:Director Carlos Mendoza said MLB.com Anthony DiComo and other reporters that Raley's MRI came back free of any structural damage, so the expectation is that Raley may only miss the minimum of 15 days.

3:40 pm: The Mets announced that the left-hander Brooks Raleigh He was placed on the 15-day injured list due to elbow inflammation. correct Grant Hartwig He was recalled from Triple-A on the opposite move.

Raleigh has been untouchable so far this season, with a clean 0.00 ERA (with two strikeouts and three walks) over seven innings out of the New York bullpen. He last pitched on Friday, throwing 20 pitches in two-thirds of an inning in the Mets' 9-4 win over the Dodgers. Raleigh's previous game came back on Monday, so it's possible he was trying to get over his elbow pain a few days later, or perhaps his elbow started barking after Friday's game.

It was almost a year ago that Raleigh was also put out for 15 days by the Mets due to a bout of elbow inflammation, and was able to return after a minor absence. Raleigh and the Mets can only hope that this latest injury is similarly minor, as Raleigh plays an important role as the team's main reliever. With Raleigh now sidelined, Jake Dickman He is the only left-hander in the New York Relief Corps.

Raley has posted a 2.58 ERA, a 27.3% strikeout rate, and a nine percent walk rate over 115 1/3 innings since the start of the 2022 season. While he had a 4.78 ERA in 2021 with the Astros, advanced metrics have indicated a performance level closer to his numbers in 2022-24, so The Rays' decision to give Raley a two-year, $10 million deal ended in the 2021-22 season. Even being a very clever move. The Mets acquired Raley in a trade in December 2022, then last fall exercised a $6.5 million club option on Raley's services for the 2024 campaign.

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