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Buddy Carlyle | Relief Pitcher | #73

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/21/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN

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Buddy Carlyle has been hired by the Braves as a coaching assistant.
Carlyle will be in charge of handling replay review decisions. In other words, he's decided to retire from baseball. The 38-year-old posted a 5.14 ERA across parts of nine big league seasons. Fri, May 6, 2016 12:17:00 PM

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Mets released RHP Buddy Carlyle; re-assigned INFs Danny Muno, T.J. Rivera and Ty Kelly and OF Roger Bernadina to minor league camp.

Carlyle's 2015 season ended after hip surgery last July and he's struggled this spring with an 8.10 ERA over seven appearances. The 39-year-old said he's unsure at this point whether he wants to retire or continue pitching.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Mets re-signed RHP Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Carlyle missed most of the 2015 season following hip surgery but pitched well for the big club in 2014 with a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings. He'll turn 38 in a week.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle has elected free agency.

Carlyle missed most of the season following hip surgery. He was surprisingly effective for the Mets in 2014, but as a soon-to-be 38-year-old coming back from a hip operation, his prospects are looking dim.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Mets activated RHP Buddy Carlyle from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Carlyle missed most of the season following hip surgery and will turn 38 in December. He remains under team control but could be non-tendered.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Buddy Carlyle is likely out for the season after having surgery to repair a labrum issue in his hip.

Carlyle went on the disabled list back in mid-May with back spasms, but the hip became a bigger concern. The veteran reliever will be a free agent after the season and will turn 38 in December.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Mets transferred RHP Buddy Carlyle from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space for Jenrry Mejia's return from suspension. Carlyle still isn't throwing as he works his way back from back and hip issues.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle (back, hip) has yet to resume throwing.

Carlyle has been out since mid-May with back spasms and is also nursing a hip ailment. There's no timetable for the reliever's return.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Mets placed RHP Buddy Carlyle on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury.

Carlyle injured his back in a relief appearance on Monday night. It's not yet clear how long he might be out. Jack Leathersich is taking the vacant bullpen spot.
Wed, May 13, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle (back) is headed to the disabled list.

Carlyle had to leave an appearance Monday after experiencing stiffness in his lower back and hadn't shown much improvement over the last two days. Relief depth will probably be on the way from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wed, May 13, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle had to leave an appearance on Monday with lower back stiffness.

He can probably safely be considered day-to-day. Carlyle pitched one-third of a scoreless inning before exiting and holds a 5.63 ERA for the season.
Mon, May 11, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle recorded a save Monday by retiring the final two hitters of the game in a win over the Nationals.

With Jenrry Mejia (elbow) unavailable, Jerry Blevins got a flyout to start the night before handing it off to Carlyle, who got two groundouts to end it. It was the first career save for the 37-year-old, but the only reason he was used instead of Jeurys Familia is because Familia had already pitched earlier in the game.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 07:33:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carlyle posted a 1.93 ERA over 10 appearances this spring, which was good enough to win a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. The 37-year-old had a 1.45 ERA and 28/5 K/BB ratio over 31 innings with the Mets last season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Buddy Carlyle is up to 5 1/3 scoreless innings this spring after retiring all three Cardinals he faced Friday.

Besides Dillon Gee, Carlyle would seem to be the other big beneficiary of Zack Wheeler's injury, as he could now slide into Gee's spot in the pen. It's not a lock yet, but he's in good position.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract.

He received an invite to spring training. The 36-year-old hurler posted a 1.45 ERA and 28/5 K/BB ratio over 31 innings with the Mets last season, but he wasn't able to find a major league contract on the open market. Having logged a 5.58 MLB ERA prior to 2014, that development wasn't terribly surprising.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Matt Harvey
9Corey Oswalt