BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The New York Mets promoted pitcher Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas to New York on Tuesday. It's Oswalt first trip to the big leagues. The team optioned Brandon Nimmo back to the 51s as the corresponding roster move. Oswalt spent the entire 2017 season in Binghamton, earning Eastern League Pitcher of the Year honors with a 12-5 record and 2.68 ERA.
The Mets play in Miami on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Jacob deGrom is the starting pitcher for New York.
The Mets beat Miami, 8-6. Oswalt did not make his debut in the game.
12 Sports caught up with Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas for his thoughts on Oswalt's promotion to the show.
"I'm very excited for him," said Binghamton Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas. "Well deserved. The job that he did last year for us and in this league, earning, to be the best pitcher in the league and for him to be at the big league level right now getting this experience. I am pretty excited for him. I can't imagine how excited he is himself."
Downside of Oswalt's callup for the Ponies, Drew Gagnon, the Ponies' opening day starter, takes Oswalt's place in Las Vegas. Gagnon was scheduled to start Wednesday. Now, the Ponies will have a bullpen day when Binghamton tries to avoid the sweep against Akron Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.