New York Mets News

Dana Eveland promoted, Matt den Dekker demoted

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE, 12:23 PM

The Mets announced that they have optioned Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas in order to make room for Dana Eveland on the roster.

Den Dekker was recently promoted to replace the DL’ed Eric Young, Jr., but went largely unused.

After their second consecutive 14 inning game, the Mets have again dipped to the minor leagues for a fresh arm to provide support for a worn out bullpen.

June 19, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Dana Eveland (37) pitches during the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Dana Eveland, a lefty who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012, is being promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Eveland, 30, has been working as a starter for Las Vegas.

Overall, he has a 3.91 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 46 innings pitched.

It’s likely that Buddy Carlyle, who pitched three scoreless innings during Saturday’s game, will be the roster casualty for Eveland.

However, Terry Collins said Sunday that the club may instead choose to demote a position player to clear room for Eveland.

Juan Lagares, who dealt with a rib cage spasm Sunday but appeared as a pinch hitter, could also land on the disabled list, but that seems like a long-shot.


Friday and Saturday was the first time in Mets history that the club has ever played consecutive five-hour games, so this is an unprecedented situation.

Dropping a position player wouldn’t be crazy, but it seems more logical to simply DFA Carlyle (who won’t be available Sunday anyway) while keeping the bench in tact.

Whichever way the Mets go, it’s not likely that Eveland will be up for the long haul.