New York Mets acquire starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto from Marlins

Mar 3, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto (50) throws against the New York Mets during the first inning at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets acquired right-hander Jordan Yamamoto from the Miami Marlins on Monday in exchange for minor league infielder Federico Polanco.

Yamamoto, 24, posted a 4-5 record with a 4.46 ERA in 15 appearances — all starts — in 2019 before losing his lone decision with an 18.26 ERA in four appearances (three starts) in 2020.

Yamamoto was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week. He initially was acquired by Miami in 2018 as part of the Christian Yelich deal.

The Mets designated infielder Robel Garcia for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Yamamoto.

Polanco, 19, batted .244 with 50 RBIs in two minor league seasons.

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–Field Level Media