As the depth of rotation in which their injuries continued to fall, the Mets appealed for help outside the organization.
The team announced on Friday that they have bought left-handed Anthony Banda from San Francisco for Double-A striker Will Toffi.
Banda, 27, had a 6.86 ERA this season with 39.1 innings with Triple-A Sacramento. He averaged 5.96 ERAs in 18 major league games for the Diamondbacks and Rails over four seasons, most recently appearing in Tampa Bay in the 2020 season.
Banda informs Triple-A Syracuse and gives the Mets the much-needed depth of field. Every New York starting pitcher has struggled with an injury this season, with David Peterson becoming the latest victim after he left Wednesday’s start with a right-handed injury. Carlos Carrasco and Noah Sindergaard, whom the Mets have been waiting for so far, have not progressed as New York had hoped during the rehabilitation process.
The Mets bought 26-year-old Toffey in July 2018 with Athletic for the Juris Familia. He has scored .178 in 34 games against Double-A Binghamton this season.