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Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back from IL
The Mets reinstated Hunter (back) from the 15-day injured list Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hunter missed the minimum 15 days after being shut down due to back spasms. The right-hander will likely operate in the middle innings for the Mets. Denyi Reyes was sent down to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding transaction.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Beginning rehab assignment
Hunter (back) is beginning a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Syracuse, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
That puts him on track to return to the Mets' bullpen when first eligible next week. Hunter landed on the 15-day injured list April 4 because of back spasms.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Throwing live BP
Hunter (back) is throwing live batting practice Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hunter would appear to be making a swift recovery from the back spasms that sent him to the 15-day injured list April 4. He is first eligible to be activated April 19 and could be ready on that date.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Placed on 15-day IL
Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with back spasms.
Denyi Reyes will fill his spot in the Mets' bullpen for now. Hunter worked two scoreless innings in his season debut last Friday against the Marlins before getting pounded for five earned runs in another two-inning appearance Monday versus the Brewers.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Added to roster
The Mets selected Hunter's contract Monday.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported Saturday that Hunter was informed he had clinched a spot in the Mets' Opening Day bullpen, but his appointment to the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster didn't become official until New York designated outfielder Darin Ruf for assignment in a corresponding move Monday. Hunter is projected to handle a middle-innings role for the Mets to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Wins roster spot
Hunter has made the Mets' Opening Day roster, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hunter returned to the Mets as a non-roster invitee this spring and had an opt out if he failed to make the team. He's yet to be officially added to the 40-man roster but has been informed that he's on the team. The veteran helped his cause this spring by tossing eight scoreless innings, striking out nine batters while walking one.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Collects save Saturday
Hunter gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
The veteran right-hander picked up the save, and while spring saves typically are meaningless -- Houston had no Opening Day starters left in the game by the time Hunter took the mound -- there's increased focus on the Mets' closing situation after the loss of Edwin Diaz (knee). Hunter has seen occasional ninth-inning duties during his 15 seasons in the majors, including a career-high 11 saves for the O's way back in 2014, but David Robertson, Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley (hamstring), Drew Smith and likely others are well ahead of him in the pecking order to replace Diaz, assuming he even gets added to the 26-man roster. Hunter has had a good spring though, posting a 7:1 K:BB across six scoreless innings, and that might be enough to lock up a low-leverage spot.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back with Mets on MiLB deal
Hunter signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Monday.
The 36-year-old right-hander will likely get the chance to compete for a spot in the Mets' Opening Day bullpen while attending big-league spring training. Hunter battled injuries but was effective over his 22 appearances out of the New York bullpen in 2022, logging a 2.42 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 22.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Moves to injured list
Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with low-back tightness, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Hunter hasn't pitched since Sept. 14 and will now be unavailable for the next couple weeks. The veteran right-hander will be eligible to return for the final few days of the regular season, though it's unclear if he'll be healthy by that point.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Returns to action
Hunter (back) was activated off the injured list Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
A back issue sidelined Hunter for just shy of three weeks. He's good to go after tossing four scoreless innings across three rehab appearances. Michael Perez was optioned to clear space on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Initiates rehab assignment
Hunter (back) struck out two and worked around one hit in a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance Saturday with Double-A Binghamton.
Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 6 with lower-back tightness, and the fact that he was cleared to begin a rehab assignment exactly one week later suggests he's on track for a minimum-length stay on the shelf. The right-hander had provided a 2.51 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 14.1 innings out of the Mets bullpen before landing on the IL.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Lands on injured list
Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday due to lower-back tightness, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Hunter has made 11 appearances for the Mets this season, posting a 2.51 ERA and 16:2 K:BB in 14.1 innings. David Peterson was called up to take his place on the roster ahead of his start Saturday against Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Contract selected
Hunter had his contract selected by the Mets on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Hunter joined the Mets on a minor-league deal in late April and is now up with the big-league club after posting a 4.61 ERA over 13.2 innings with Triple-A Syracuse. The veteran right-hander didn't allow a run over eight frames in 2021 but missed most of the campaign while dealing with a back injury.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back with Mets
Hunter agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports
The veteran right-hander had a throwing showcase Friday for scouts from multiple teams, and it didn't take long for him to reach a deal. Hunter was with the Mets in 2021 but was limited to four appearances by a back injury, which eventually required surgery. He last saw significant action back in 2020 with the Phillies and had a 4.01 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB across 24.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tommy Hunter: Healthy, throwing for teams
Hunter (back) threw for scouts for multiple teams Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old righty reliever is seemingly back to full health after he didn't see any game action from late May onward last season due to a back injury that ultimately required surgery. According to Ghiroli, Hunter's fastball hit 95 miles per hour on multiple occasions during Friday's throwing session, putting him roughly in line with his pre-surgery velocity levels. Hunter will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal with an organization and prove his health over several appearances at the Triple-A level before getting another look in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Tommy Hunter: Traded to Tampa Bay
Hunter (back) was traded from the Mets to the Rays along with Matthew Dyer on Friday, with Rich Hill going the other way, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Hunter is presumably included in the deal as a salary dump. He's been out with back pain since late May, with reports from earlier this week indicating he may not pitch again this season. He'll be a free agent this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Status in doubt
Hunter (back) may not pitch again this season, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf since mid-May with a back injury, and he was shifted to the 60-day injured list in June. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Hunter apparently hasn't made much progress in his recovery and will have a tough time rejoining the Mets during the second half.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Hunter (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Hunter has been out since late May due to lower-back soreness. The issue is evidently serious enough to keep him out past the All-Star break. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Mets to add Nick Tropeano, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
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