Sandy Alderson said it’s possible Mets starting pitching prospects Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero could soon get work pitching in relief with Triple-A Las Vegas, the GM said Friday (ESPN, May 3).
DeGrom is 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts. Rafael Montero is 3-1 with a 4.31 ERA in six starts.
Alderson said in March that, with one or two exceptions (specifically Noah Syndergaard), his Triple-A starting pitchers will get time working out of the bullpen in April to see how they may handle a possible role with the big-league team later this season.
This could also help limit their workload, allowing for more innings later in the season, he added.