Mets Add Pitching Depth Off of Waivers From Cubs

The New York Mets have claimed some added pitching help off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
The New York Mets have claimed some added pitching help off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs. / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are cruising to start the season, racing out to a 20-10 record and a six-game lead in the NL East. This early success is tied to a dominant pitching display, with New York ranking No. 5 in team ERA (3.24) to begin the year.

The bullpen hasn't been nearly as good as the starting rotation, however, and Billy Eppler is going to keep trying to improve this group. That's why he elected to claim some extra pitching help off of waivers.

Locke St. John Mets

Left-handed pitcher Locke St. John has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets. The 29-year-old was recently designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs, opening the door for another team to scoop him up.

St. John was originally a 32nd round selection in 2014 by the Detroit Tigers. He was then taken by the Texas Rangers in 2017 during the first round of the Rule 5 draft.

St. John hasn't enjoyed much success during his MLB career thus far. He's played in just eight career games since his debut in 2019, pitching to a 7.27 ERA over 8.2 innings. His lone 2022 appearance saw him give up 3 earned runs in 2.0 innings for the Cubs.

This at least adds another pitcher to the organization with MLB experience. St. John will take Jacob deGrom's place on the 40-man roster as the latter continues to recover from his shoulder injury.

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