The Mets, who are a bit of a mess right now, called up Wilk to start Sunday in place of the suspended Matt Harvey. Harvey—who was not suspended because of the sex toy incident (I just wanted to type that)—reportedly stayed out partying until 4:00 am the morning of Seis de Mayo and didn’t show up for the Mets game later that day.
How did Wilk do in his one start? Ehhh... not very good. He only lasted 3.2 innings and allowed six runs (five earned). He only walked one, though.
Still, the Mets DFA’d Wilk Monday in order to make room for their newest waiver claim, old friend Tommy Milone.
Wilk, 29, is basically just another Quadruple-A type pitcher, but at least he can offer the Twins another left-handed option. Before Sunday he had been pitching in Triple-A, where he has a 5.91 ERA with 29 strikeouts and five walks over 32 innings. He has previous major league experience with the Detroit Tigers (2011-2012), the and the Angels (2015), and also spent a year pitching in Korea after the Tigers sold his contract to the NC Dinos.
As for everyone hoping Jose Berrios would be called up to start Saturday for the Twins, this is probably bad news. I can’t imagine why the Twins would claim Wilk is they weren’t planning to stick him in the rotation.
The Twins have not yet announced what the corresponding 25-man roster move will be...
UPDATE: 11:22 pm CT
The team actually said they will put him in the bullpen never mind me.