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Mets acquire LHP Joely Rodriguez from Yankees

FLUSHING, N.Y., – The New York Mets today announced the club has acquired LHP Joely Rodríguez (pronounced joe-EH-lee) from the New York Yankees in exchange for RHP Miguel Castro.

Rodríguez, 30, went 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (six earned runs/19.0 innings) in 21 games with the Yankees last year after he was acquired from Texas on July 29, 2021 as part of the Joey Gallo trade. Overall, the 6-1, 220-pounder was 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA (24 earned runs/46.1 innings) and 47 strikeouts in 52 combined games with the Rangers and Yankees last season.

He held left-handed batters to a .203/.288/.271 (12-59) slash line in 2021. Rodríguez also tossed a career-high 10.0 consecutive scoreless innings from April 19-May 13.

Rodríguez pitched for the Chunichi Dragons of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball from 2018-2019, going 3-7 with a 1.85 ERA (18 earned runs/87.2 innings) and 108 strikeouts in 90 relief appearances.

Rodríguez is 3-5 with a 4.61 ERA (49 earned runs/95.2 innings) during parts of four major league seasons with the Phillies, Rangers and Yankees.

This marks the 18th trade between the two New York clubs and first since April 10, 2018, when the Mets acquired minor league outfielder Kendall Coleman for minor league infielder LJ Mazzilli.

Castro, 27, was 3-4 with a 3.45 ERA (27 earned runs/70.1 innings) in 69 games for the Mets last year.

Ty Gaston

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