The Mets have promoted RHP Tyler Pill to the big-league roster and sent RHP Rafael Montero back to Triple-A to Las Vegas, the team announced prior to Friday's game.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Pill, who wear No. 56 and be available for Friday's game, RHP Seth Lugo was moved to the 60-Day Disabled List.
Pill, who turns 27 on Monday, was 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine combined starts between Triple-A and Double-A this season. He allowed 51 hits, issued 15 walks and struck out 26 batters.
RHP Tyler Pill during Mets spring training 2015 (Photo: Adam Rubin, Twitter)
Pill, who turns 27 on Monday, is in his fourth consecutive season appearing at the Triple-A level for the Mets. He had a 7.00 ERA in 115 2/3 innings
Pill had been leading the Pacific Coast League with a 1.96 ERA prior to his promotion. He was an All-Star with Binghamton last year and is 42-30 with a 4.01 ERA in 116 career minor league games, including 105 starts.
Pill was a fourth-round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft from Cal State Fullerton. His older brother, Brett, played in 111 games with the Giants from 2011-2013.