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Manny Acosta | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.
Acosta was non-tendered by the Mets last month and evidently didn't find any offers from major league clubs that were enticing. He posted a 6.46 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season. Thu, Dec 13, 2012 07:14:00 PM

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The Mets will not tender a contract to RHP Manny Acosta.

Acosta posted a 6.46 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season, though he was much better after returning during the second half of the season. He might make for a nice value on the open market.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to non-tender Manny Acosta.

Various reports have indicated that Mike Pelfrey and Andres Torres will also be non-tendered. Acosta earned $875,000 last season while posting a 6.46 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo.

Acosta was booted off the 40-man roster in late May, but he's back up with the big club after posting a 2.25 ERA and 25/4 K/BB ratio over 28 innings at the Triple-A level. The Mets have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but outfielder Lucas Duda could be hours away from a demotion.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 01:08:00 PM

The Mets plan to purchase the contract of right-hander Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game.

Acosta was designated for assignment by the Mets in late May after posting a miserable 11.86 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. However, he stuck around after clearing waivers and compiled a 2.25 ERA and 25/4 K/BB ratio over 28 innings during his time with the Bisons. He'll take the roster spot of Pedro Beato, who was optioned to the minors after Monday's game. Matt Harvey still needs to be added to the roster, so Lucas Duda may end up being demoted after all.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 08:25:00 AM

Mets sent RHP Manny Acosta outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

As expected, Acosta cleared waivers. The 31-year-old right-hander was a solid contributor for the Mets' bullpen from 2010-2011, but he has a miserable 11.86 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 22 innings this season. We'll probably see him again later this summer.
Thu, May 31, 2012 02:15:00 PM

Mets designated RHP Manny Acosta for assignment.

As expected, Acosta will get the boot to make room for Omar Quintanilla on the active roster. The 31-year-old right-hander was a solid contributor for the Mets' bullpen from 2010-2011, but he has a miserable 11.86 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 22 innings this season.
Tue, May 29, 2012 03:46:00 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Manny Acosta will be designated for assignment to make room for Chris Schwinden on the active roster.

As expected. Acosta gave up three runs on four hits Monday against the Phillies and owns an ugly 11.86 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 22 innings this season. The move should be made official Tuesday.
Mon, May 28, 2012 07:01:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins suggested Manny Acosta's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

Acosta has a 10.53 ERA in 17 appearances this season, and the Mets plan to restore their bench to five position players before Monday's game in Pittsburgh. Jeremy Hefner, who was promoted for Jordany Valdespin on Saturday, could ultimately replace him on the active roster.
Sat, May 19, 2012 11:58:00 AM

The Mets and RHP Manny Acosta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $875,000 contract.

Acosta was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched well in a late-game role for the Mets last season, posting a 3.45 ERA and 46/15 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. He should have a similar role in 2012.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 01:09:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Manny Acosta would be used in a potential save situation Tuesday.

It seems as though Acosta is the Mets' primary closer for the time being, as he's already earned each of the last two save chances. Bobby Parnell could still possibly get some opportunities before the end of the year.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 07:38:00 PM

Manny Acosta went 1 1/3 innings to nail down his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Acosta came on to relieve Bobby Parnell in the eighth and induced a flyout before pitching around a single and a walk in the ninth. He's now earned each of the last two save chances and appears to be at the top of the pecking order for the ninth inning right now, especially since Parnell appeared before him. Go ahead and pick him up if you need saves and he's still available.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 05:07:00 PM

Mopping up in a 6-1 game, Manny Acosta gave up four runs in the ninth Thursday in the loss to the Nationals.

Three were earned. Acosta is a candidate for saves these next two weeks with Bobby Parnell struggling, but he's not pitching particularly well himself at the moment; this is the third time in five appearances that he's given up at least a run.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 05:25:00 PM

Manny Acosta pitched a perfect ninth in a 1-0 game for a save Wednesday against the Mets.

Manager Terry Collins said Acosta would be the choice to close, and he got the job done, striking out two of the three hitters he faced. He might get another save chance or two this month, more if Bobby Parnell continues to struggle.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 09:14:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Manny Acosta would get the call in a potential save situation Wednesday.

Bobby Parnell, who blew his second save in his last three opportunities Tuesday, is getting a rest from the closer role and Jason Isringhausen is unavailable after throwing 30 pitches on Tuesday. We still expect Parnell to get the bulk of the save opportunities down the stretch, but Izzy or Acosta could be a worth a look in NL-only or deeper mixed formats.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 03:14:00 PM

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