Alex Torres

Mets acquire lefty reliever Eric O’Flaherty from A’s

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As announced on the official Twitter account of the New York Mets …

Alex Torres was designated for assignment to open a spot on the roster and in the bullpen for the new arrival. O’Flaherty owns an ugly-looking 5.91 ERA in 25 appearances this season, but the 30-year-old has held left-handed batters to a .186/.286/.209 batting line in 2015 and a .201/.266/.263 line for his career. The first-place Mets wanted a true left-handed specialist for the stretch run, and they found one with a crafty waiver trade.