By: Stache Staff

Mets claim two pitchers off waivers

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FLUSHING, N.Y., October 30, 2020 – The New York Mets today announced that they have claimed RHP Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and claimed RHP Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Tropeano, 30, went 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA (two earned runs/15.2 innings) with 19 strikeouts in seven games with the Pirates in 2020. During his six-year major league career, the 6-4, 205-pounder is 13-14 with a 4.29 ERA (111 earned runs/233.0 innings) and 212 strikeouts in 49 games, 39 starts with the Astros, Pirates and Angels. Tropeano graduated from West Islip High School and was drafted in the fifth-round in 2011 by Houston from Stony Brook.

Barnes, 30, was 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA (11 earned runs/18.0 innings) with 24 strikeouts in 18 games with the Angels in 2020. The 6-2, 230-pounder is 4-13 with a 4.36 ERA (96 earned runs/198.0 innings) with 209 strikeouts in 200 career games with the Brewers, Royals and Angels.

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