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3 relievers who could replace injured Trevor May for the long haul

Apr 27, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  New York Mets relief pitcher Yoan Lopez (44) pitches
Apr 27, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Yoan Lopez (44) pitches / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Mets reliever Adonis Medina

When May was placed on the injured list Adonis Medina was the player they called up. I believe Lopez would've been the choice if he wasn't suspended for those three games, but Medina deserved another look as well.

That is because in his one appearance as a Met he struck out the side against the Diamondbacks in his one inning of work.

Medina has had cups of coffee in each of his three seasons, starting one game for the Phillies in 2020, appearing in four games (one start) in 2021, and then the relief outing with the Mets a couple of weeks ago.

Medina has pitched in three games including one start for AAA Syracuse and has allowed two runs in those innings while striking out six. In his Minor League career Medina has posted a respectable 8.1 K/9 and has walked three batters per nine. What jumps off the page at me is the 0.8 HR/9. Medina has gotten 58.8% of his outs on the ground which could make him an effective pitcher at the big league level.

Medina at one point was a highly touted prospect in the Phillies system, ending up as high as third in their system but is no longer on prospect lists.

The 25 year old is likely nothing special, but he looked impressive in his only appearance as a Met and again won't be used very much in games that are competitive.

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