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Mets option Tyler Pill to Las Vegas, bring up Chase Bradford

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May 30, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) heads to the locker room after leaving the game during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) heads to the locker room after leaving the game during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Pill‘s second trip up to the major leagues was a short one.

The Mets made a roster move prior to Thursday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wednesday night’s starter, Tyler Pill, has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. In his place, the team has selected the contract of Chase Bradford.

Pill was 0-3 in three starts with the Mets. In 18 innings, Pill gave up 20 hits and 10 earned runs including a mammoth shot by Yasiel Puig on Wednesday night that caused some controversy.

His replacement, Chase Bradford, will wear no. 46 and will be active starting on Thursday. To make space for him on the 40-man roster, New York has moved LHP Tommy Milone to the 60-day disabled list.

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So far this season with the Las Vegas 51s, Bradford was 1-1 with an ERA of 4.26. He pitched 31 2/3 innings in 29 relief appearances so far. Over the past two seasons, his ERA has been 4.80 over 65 2/3 innings in 56 appearances with the 51s.

With the addition of Bradford to the bullpen, it looks like the Mets are likely done with their 5-man rotation for now.

Montero will make the start on Sunday

The team also announced on Thursday that Rafael Montero will make the start on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants in place of the injured Zack Wheeler, who was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week. 

Montero would technically be the fifth starter, with Jacob deGrom, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, and Robert Gsellman representing the rest of the rotation.

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The Mets don’t expect Wheeler to miss more than one start, so hopefully Montero’s time gets cut short once Zack is healthy enough to pitch again.

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