The Mets added another bullpen arm on Wednesday night
Salas, 31, has posted a 4.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP this season for the Angels, while striking out 45 batters in 56 1/3 innings (58 appearances).
To make room for Salas on the 40-man roster, OF Justin Ruggiano was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
With rosters expanding to 40 on Thursday, the Mets will not have to remove anyone from the 25-man roster to accommodate Salas.
Salas, who is a free agent after the season, will be eligible for the postseason roster should the Mets qualify.
Manoah, 20, posted a 5.37 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 62 innings this season for Single-A Brooklyn of the New York Penn League.
Salas hasn’t been at his best over the last few seasons, but he has a solid three-pitch mix (fastball, slider, changeup). So perhaps Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen can work wonders with him.
The inclusion of Gsellman and Lugo in the rotation likely means more pitches thrown by the bullpen in the middle innings of games, and that’s where Salas comes in.
His last name is also a palindrome, which is fun.
Salas is due to become a free agent after the season, so this might just be a one month (hopefully longer if the Mets make the playoffs) thing.
He has some potential, though, and with the Mets losing players left and right, another arm in the mix certainly can’t hurt.