Mets Commerce Josh Smoker To Pirates For Minor Leaguer Daniel Zamora

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The Mets have swapped southpaws with the Pirates, sending reliever Josh Smoker to Pittsburgh in change for minor leaguer Daniel Zamora, the crew introduced Wednesday.

Smoker, 29, was designated for project by the Mets to make room for the just lately signed Jose Reyes on the roster. The left-hander pitched to a 5.11 ERA over 56.1 innings, placing out 68 batters towards 32 walks.

When he obtained the information that he was DFA’d on Monday, Smoker took to Twitter to thank the Mets group in followers within the occasion that he didn’t stay in New York.

“The Mets household is actually a category act and I’m greatful [sic] for that,” he tweeted. “Though the outcomes weren’t at all times the perfect, I gave all the pieces I had each time I stepped on the sphere and can proceed to take action wherever I wind up… I’m proud to say that I’m a member of the Mets household and had the chance to fulfill so many nice individuals. Thanks!”

Zamora, a 24-year-old who was drafted by the Pirates in 2015 out of Stony Brook College, has discovered some early success within the decrease ranges of the minor leagues.

In 2017, Zamora posted a 1.86 ERA throughout 53.1 innings at Single-A, whereas additionally tossing three scoreless innings at Double-A. At mid-season, he was named to the Florida State League All-State crew.

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