The Mets announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Adonis Medina from the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Medina was designated for assignment by the Pirates late on Tuesday to make room on the roster for catcher Andrew Knapp.
The Pirates originally calmed Medina off waivers from the Phillies last month, and he appeared in one spring training game for the Bucs. Medina was once considered a a Top 100 prospect in baseball, but has fallen on hard times recently. He spent the bulk of last season in Triple-A, where he posted a 5.05 ERA in 67.2 innings. He made five appearances at the big league level with the Phillies the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.
The Bucs surely were hoping to sneak him through and keep him in the system, but the Mets pounced on the opportunity to try and revitalize the 25-year-old.