Mets demote Alvarez to Triple-A to make room for David Wright

By Kenny DeJohn

Well, that was fast.

Just a day after calling up Dario Alvarez, the Mets have sent the left-handed reliever right back to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the 25-man roster for David Wright, who will return on Monday in Philadelphia.

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Alvarez didn’t appear in Saturday or Sunday’s games.


This is a good move by manager Terry Collins and the team’s front office, as Logan Verrett truly proved himself in Sunday’s stellar start against the Rockies.

The only blemish on Verrett’s line from his first-career start was a solo home run off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez, as the right-hander stifled the potent Rockies at Coors Field. He last eight innings and struck out eight batters to earn the win. Those numbers likely saved him from demotion.

Alvarez, 26, has appeared in four games for the Mets this season. In 1.1 innings, he has a bloated 13.50 ERA. He’ll likely be back when the rosters expand in September.