Home Commodities Dumped Mets pitcher has ‘suddenly’ become a ‘hot trade commodity,’ insider says

Dumped Mets pitcher has ‘suddenly’ become a ‘hot trade commodity,’ insider says

35
0

Chris Flexen could soon become a trade chip.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that there is interest in the White Sox right-hander.

BUY MLB TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETMASTER

“Chicago White Sox suddenly have a hot trade commodity in starter Chris Flexen, who is yielding a 1.61 ERA in his last five appearances, spanning three starts,” Nightengale wrote on Sunday. “He is earning just $1.75 million, which greatly enhances his trade value.”

Flexen signed a one-year, $1.75 million start with the White Sox this offseason, and Chicago is posting a league-worst 12-29 record. Flexen is posting a 4.29 ERA through eigh appearances (six starts).

The 29-year-old spent a brief time with the Mets last July when they picked up his salary as part of the deal to get right-hander Trevor Gott from the Seattle Mariners. Flexen was designated for assignment immediately and later released.

Flexen was a 14th round pick of the Mets in the 2012 and he made his major-league debut in 2017. In 68 innings with the Mets from 2017-2019, he finished with a 8.07 ERA. He was designated for assignment in 2019 and then signed with KBO’s Doosan Bears. He returned to America before the 2021 season when he signed with the Mariners.

MORE SPORTS COVERAGE

Thank you for relying on us to provide the journalism you can trust. Please consider supporting us with a subscription.

Bridget Hyland may be reached at bhyland@njadvancemedia.com

Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here