How these 4 members of the 2024 Mets are doing since the team got rid of them

Two ex-Met relievers are thriving away from the team.
Michael Tonkin had an ineffective tenure with the Mets, but is thriving with the Yankees.
Michael Tonkin had an ineffective tenure with the Mets, but is thriving with the Yankees. / Rich Schultz/GettyImages
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3) Zack Short

Zack Short similarly had a short stint with the Mets to start the season. In 10 games, he had just one hit in nine at-bats with the Mets. He was designated for assignment on April 27 to make room for J.D. Martinez on the roster.

Since then, he's appeared in games with the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves.

On May 2, the Mets traded Short to Boston for cash. With Boston, he played just two games, going 0-for-7 at the plate, so he was designated for assignment on May 8.

The next day, the Red Sox shipped him to Atlanta for cash, and this time, Short has remained on the active roster since as a bench player. Short has a .518 OPS in 48 plate appearances over 16 games with the Braves, but he hasn't played in more than a week.

4) Joey Wendle

Joey Wendle was seen as a clever fit by the front office. Hence, that's why he was one of David Stearns' first additions this offseason. Unfortunately, he did not pan out for the Mets. Wendle hit just .222 with a .493 OPS with the Mets in 18 games. He also underwhelmed with his defense, with some of his defensive mistakes being the difference between the Mets losing and winning games. He was designated for assignment on May 15.

After the Mets released him on May 20, the Atlanta Braves took a chance to turn another ex-Met into gold four days later when they signed him. However, Wendle never appeared for a game for the team, as he was designated for assignment by Atlanta on May 27 and eventually became a free agent on May 30.

Wendle remains a free agent as of this writing.

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