The Mets continue to add arms this offseason.
On Monday, the team announced it acquired Jordan Yamamoto from the Miami Marlins for infielder Federico Polanco.
“#LFGM,” the Hawaiian tweeted Monday. “Can’t wait to get started with the @Mets!”
The 24-year-old righty comes to Queens following two seasons in Miami. A 12th-round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Brewers, Yamamoto was part of the deal that sent star outfielder Christian Yelich to Milwaukee in 2018.
After a promising 15-start rookie season in 2019, Yamamoto struggled in the shortened 2020 season, giving up 27 hits and eight homers in just 11.1 innings. He had an 18.26 ERA.
Yamamoto was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week. He joins a revamped Mets pitching crew that has added Carlos Carrasco and Joey Lucchesi among others this offseason. Despite the Mets’ busy winter, 2020 NL Cy Young winner and top remaining free agent Trevor Bauer remains on the market with an offer from the ballclub on the table.