In need of bullpen help with the current group struggling and overworked, the Mets called up RH reliever Tim Peterson and LH reliever Buddy Baumann from Triple-A Las Vegas, and RHP Scott Copeland from Double-A Binghamton before Wednesday's game against the Braves in Atlanta.
With one 25-man roster spot already open, the Mets only had to send two players -- INF Phillip Evans and RH reliever Jacob Rhame -- to Triple-A to make room on the roster.
Aside from the 25-man roster moves, the Mets made two 40-man roster moves in order to make room for Peterson and Copeland, transferring Juan Lagares to the 60-day DL and designating P.J. Conlon for assignment.
The 30-year-old Baumann allowed three runs in two innings during his lone appearance for the Mets this season.
Peterson has a 3.58 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 40 strikeouts in 27.2 innings this season for Las Vegas. He has a 3.25 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 345 strikeouts in 291.0 innings (211 games) over seven minor league seasons.
Copeland has a 3.81 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 28.1 innings this season with Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas, where he has been working as a starter. He has a career 4.14 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 988.1 career minor league innings (182 games).