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Righty flamethrower Gerson Bautista joins New York Mets

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- On Tuesday, Gerson Bautista left New Hampshire for Queens to join the New York Mets. The 22-year-old right-handed reliever has a fastball that can hit 101 mph.

UPDATE: Bautista pitched the bottom of the ninth in the Mets 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. He gave up one hit, one walk and struck out one batter on 19 pitches (9 strikes).

This season, Bautista has tallied 11 strikeouts in five shutout innings with the Rumble Ponies.

According to Tim Heiman, radio voice of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, on Twitter, "Luis Rojas (son of Felipe Alou, the first Dominican to play regularly in the Big Leagues) took pride in being the one to tell Gerson Bautista (San Juan, DR) that he was going to the Big Leagues."

So, the Mets called up Bautista and optioned Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas.

OTHER BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES ROSTER MOVES

April 15

  • INF Matt Oberste transferred from Las Vegas (AAA) to Binghamton (AA)

April 16

  • RHP Mickey Jannis transferred from Las Vegas (AAA) to Binghamton (AA)
  • INF Nick Sergakis placed on Disabled List, retroactive to April 14

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