The Mets have acquired reliever Fernando Salas from the Angels in exchange for minor league RHP Erik Manoah.
Salas, 31, had a 4.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP this season for the Angels, striking out 45 batters in 56 1/3 innings (58 appearances). He is 4 for 4 in save opportunities since he took over as their closer on Aug. 15, allowing six hits in seven innings with a 3.86 ERA.
To make room for Salas on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred OF Justin Ruggiano to the 60-day disabled list.
Salas, who is a free agent after the season, will be eligible for the postseason roster should the Mets qualify because he was acquired before Sept. 1.
Manoah, 20, posted a 5.37 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 62 innings this season for Single-A Brooklyn.
This is not an exciting acquisition by any means. He's a low-risk, low-reward pickup with an eye on bringing in a body than a superstar, impact pitcher. He's on pace to pitch in roughly 70 games this year, and he's only due around $300,000 the rest of this season. Since July 7, he has a 2.60 ERA, striking out 18 batters and giving up five runs, 15 hits and seven walks in 17 1/3 innings. He'll be a decent seventh-inning reliever for Terry Collins.
The Mets desperately need relief help now, and Salas will help in that area. They also have Gabriel Ynoa and can move Robert Gsellman back to the bullpen once Steven Matz returns from the DL.