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Gonzalez Germen | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.
German has put up a 5.27 ERA over 22 relief appearances with the Mets this season. He'll pitch in middle relief. Sep 8 - 4:12 PM

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Mets optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

German has put up a 5.27 ERA over 22 relief appearances with the Mets this season. He's being replaced on the roster by Bartolo Colon, who returns from the bereavement list.
Aug 22 - 5:31 PM

Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll take the roster spot of Bartolo Colon, who was placed on the bereavement list. Germen owns a 4.78 ERA and 26/11 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings with the Mets this season and has been pitching well of late in Triple-A. He figures to operate in middle relief in his return to the majors.
Aug 19 - 11:32 PM

The Mets are expected to call up Gonzalez Germen to replace Bartolo Colon on the active roster.

Colon left the Mets on Monday to tend to his sick mother and will be placed on the bereavement list. Germen owns a 4.78 ERA and 26/11 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings with the big club this season and has been pitching well of late in Triple-A.
Aug 18 - 4:20 PM

Mets optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

He's clearing room for the return of Dillon Gee (lat), who will start Wednesday. Germen has struck out 26 over 26 1/3 innings but holds a 4.78 ERA this season.
Jul 8 - 11:14 PM

Mets activated RHP Gonzalez Germen from the 15-day disabled list.

Germen missed over a month of action due to a virus and an abscess in an undisclosed location. He returns to a 3.56 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 17 2/3 relief frames for the Mets.
Jun 10 - 10:51 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Gonzalez Germen (virus, abscess) is "close" to returning.

Germen has made four rehab appearances, including pitching on back-to-back days Friday and Saturday. He's likely to replace Dana Eveland in the Mets' bullpen once ready.
Jun 8 - 2:44 PM

Gonzalez Germen will not be ready to return from the disabled list Wednesday when first eligible.

Germen has an abscess in an undisclosed location and is still dealing with flu-like symptoms. He made a relief appearance Friday with High-A St. Lucie but has since been pulled off that rehab assignment.
May 20 - 5:16 PM

Mets placed RHP Gonzalez Germen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with a virus.

Germen simply wasn't getting better, and the Mets decided to make a move with the reliever. He should be ready to return when first eligible on May 21. Jacob deGrom has taken his spot in the Mets' bullpen.
May 12 - 11:34 PM

Gonzalez Germen is battling flu-like symptoms.

Germen could need to visit a hospital and will likely be unavailable for Mets' series opener on Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 3.57 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 17 2/3 innings this season.
May 12 - 3:50 PM

Gonzalez Germen was charged with four runs on four hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning Friday against the Braves.

An off night for Germen, who came into Friday's outing with 8 1/3 scoreless innings over his last six outings. The 26-year-old could be a sleeper for the closer role if (or when) Jose Valverde falters.
Apr 18 - 10:38 PM

Gonzalez Germen recorded six outs for his first career save in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Germen got the nod for the save chance Thursday with LaTroy Hawkins (groin) unavailable. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed no hits and two walks while striking out three. He now owns a 2.60 ERA and 18/10 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings with the big club this season. While Hawkins should get the closer gig back as soon as he's ready, Germen is quietly carving out a niche in the Mets' bullpen.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 01:32:00 AM

Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Germen went unused in his brief stint with the big club earlier this month. He'll fill a middle relief role.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:17:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Gonzalez German to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The move clears a spot for Ike Davis' return from the minors. German went unused in his brief stint with the big club.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:02:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Buffalo.

No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Germen, 25, owns a 5.70 ERA and 48/10 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. It appears the Mets simply want a fresh arm for the bullpen.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:40:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez