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They have also announced that they have released RHP D.J. Carrasco.
Egbert, 29, is 2-3 on the season with a 2.08 ERA with the Bisons. He has struck out 5.9 per nine innings and walked 1.7.
This from the official press release:
The Mets claimed Egbert, a Staten Island, NY native who played at Rutgers University, off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on September 25, 2009. The 6-3, 220-pound righthander missed all of 2010 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in April of that year. Over eight minor league seasons, Egbert is 48-56 with a 3.51 ERA (338 earned runs/866.0 innings) in 195 games, 141 starts.
Originally selected by Chicago in the 13th round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Egbert made his major league debut with the White Sox in 2009 and appeared in two games. He allowed eight runs, earned, in 2.2 innings in what is his only major league action to date.
Egbert will be available for tonight’s game.