Before the Mets' continued their three-game series over the weekend with Saturday's 7:10 p.m. matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field, they made a couple of corresponding moves to the 40-man roster.
New York selected the contract of LHP Donnie Hart from Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced, and designated RHP Eric Hanhold for assignment as a result.
Handhold had not yet pitched for the Mets in 2019, spending the bulk of his season between Triple-A Syracuse (39 games) and Double-A Binghamton (nine games), making 48 appearances between the two with a 5-4 record and 3.84 ERA.
Hart rejoins the Mets after he made his debut Aug. 4 in the team's 13-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, throwing nine pitches (seven strikes) in a 1-2-3 inning.
In the time since then, Hart has spent the past month at Triple-A Syracuse, optioned Aug. 9 after the Mets signed RHP Brad Bach. While in Syracuse, Hart posted a 6.14 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over eight games (7.1 innings), striking out three while walking one.
He came to the Mets at the start of last month, claimed off waivers Aug. 3 from the Brewers. While in Milwaukee, Hart made four appearances (6.2 innings) and did not allow a run while scattering four hits, striking out three and walking four.
The majority of his season had been spent with Triple-A San Antonio, going 4-3 while sporting a 4.10 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 40 games (37.1 innings), striking out 30 and walking 13.