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Mets activate AJ Ramos, designate Josh Edgin for assignment

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25: AJ Ramos
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25: AJ Ramos

Ahead of Sunday’s series finale in Seattle, the Mets have activated their latest acquisition, right-hander AJ Ramos.

To make room for Ramos on the roster, New York has designated reliever Josh Edgin for assignment. The 30-year-old southpaw was serviceable in his 2017 campaign, but odds are he’s not likely a part of the Mets’ plans for next season, so the move makes sense.

Edgin appeared in 46 games and pitched a total of 37 innings, allowing 39 hits, 18 walks, and striking out 27 batters.

As for the player he’s being DFA’d for, Ramos, is looking to get his feet wet for his new club as he’s likely going to be a part of the bullpen in 2018 for the Amazin’s. The Mets acquired Ramos late Friday night for a couple of minor league prospects, and would not be available to pitch until Sunday any way, so that’s why the team waited to activate him until then.

Ramos has been the Marlins closer for the past three seasons, but hit a bit of a rough patch in 2017. His command has been less than stellar which is shown by an elevated number of walks per 9IP this season (4.9), so that’ll be something that we’ll have to keep an eye on throughout his time in New York.

Next: Reed drawing serious interest from many teams

Nevertheless, the Mets will likely be using Ramos as a closer should they be able to deal Addison Reed before Monday’s deadline. The rumors point to Reed getting a lot of interest over the past 24 hours, so the odds of him heading elsewhere are pretty good so far.

We shouldn’t forget that manager Terry Collins believes we’ll see Jeurys Familia back with the Mets at some point this season, so it’ll be very interesting to see how the bullpen shapes up once all the pieces that the Mets need are back and ready to pitch.