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  • Nationals' Franklyn Kilome: Signs minor-league deal

    Kilome signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday.

    Kilome made 21 appearances (five starts) for Triple-A Syracuse last year and posted a 3.91 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 46 innings. He'll presumably report to Triple-A Rochester and is unlikely to be a significant major-league contributor for the Nationals this year.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Back in action at Triple-A

    Kilome (undisclosed) has appeared in two games for Triple-A Syracuse since being reinstated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday, covering two scoreless innings while striking out two and allowing no hits and two walks.

    An unspecified injury kept Kilome out of commission at Triple-A for about seven weeks. The right-hander owns a 3.95 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 27.1 innings at Syracuse this season.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Clears waivers

    Kilome cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to the Mets' alternate training site.

    Kilome had a fair amount of hype as a prospect in the lower levels of the Phillies' system a few years ago, but it's evidently entirely worn off at this point, as every other team in the league passed up the chance to claim him. Still just 25 years old, he could play a role for the Mets at some point this season, but he won't be one of the team's first call-ups as he's no longer on the 40-man roster.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Designated for assignment

    Kilome was designated for assignment by the Mets on Saturday.

    Kilome was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in early March, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for infielder Jose Peraza. If Kilome goes unclaimed on waivers, he could remain with the Mets as organizational depth.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Sent to Triple-A

    Kilome was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

    The right-hander made his major-league debut in 2020 and surrendered 14 earned runs with a 13:9 K:BB over 11.1 innings. Kilome is set to open the 2021 campaign in the minors.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Sent to secondary site

    Kilome was optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Kilome returned from a fingernail injury Friday and made an awful appearance on his lone day on the roster, giving up six runs against the Braves while recording just four outs. He now owns an 11.12 ERA and 2.03 WHIP in his 11.1-inning debut season. Corey Oswalt (biceps) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Activated from injured list

    Kilome (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Kilome spent slightly more than the minimum 10 days sidelined with a split fingernail. He's thrown 10 innings this season, the first of his big-league career, allowing eight runs. Luis Guillorme was optioned in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Heads to injured list

    Kilome was placed on the injured list with a split fingernail, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    It was announced Wednesday that the team had optioned Kilome to the alternate site. However, he suffered the injury while with the major-league team, meaning he remains with the big-league club for the time being. Kilome has registered a 7.20 ERA with a 1.70 WHIP and an 11:6 K:BB across 10 innings this season.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Heads back to alternate site

    The Mets optioned Kilome to their alternate training site Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Kilome will cede his spot on the 28-man active roster to reliever Miguel Castro, whom the Mets acquired Monday in a deadline-day deal with the Orioles. The rookie right-hander worked behind spot starter Ariel Jurado in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Orioles, covering three innings while giving up four runs on five hits and a walk.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Rejoins big club

    The Mets recalled Kilome from their alternate training site ahead of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    The Mets overhauled their bullpen ahead of the final two games of the Subway Series, moving Steven Matz (shoulder) and Dellin Betances (lat) to the injured list and bringing aboard three fresh arms in Kilome, Drew Smith and Ariel Jurado. If Kilome isn't needed in relief Sunday or in Monday's make-up game against the Marlins, he could be a candidate to make a spot start or to work as a primary pitcher in Tuesday's series opener versus the Orioles. Kilome's previous two appearances with the Mets have come in long relief, with the 25-year-old covering seven innings while giving up four runs on six hits and five walks.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Optioned to alternate camp

    Kilome was optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Tuesday.

    Kilome earned his first career save Monday against the Marlins, but he'll return to alternate camp just one day later. The right-hander could appear in the Mets' bullpen later in the season, but he'd likely pitch in low-leverage situations if he reappears in the majors. Right-hander Drew Smith was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Nabs three-inning save

    Kilome recorded his first career save in Monday's 11-4 win over the Marlins, giving up two runs on four hits and five walks over three innings. He struck out four.

    The right-hander wasn't exactly effective, but he closed out the big win in what effectively became a bullpen day for the Mets after nominal starter Robert Gsellman only lasted 1.2 innings. Kilome will likely continue to work in low-leverage spots while he's on the active roster.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Recalled Sunday

    Kilome was recalled from the Mets' alternate training site Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    The 25-year-old righty gave up two runs while striking out five in four innings during his big-league debut earlier this season. This is his first year back from Tommy John surgery. The Mets' rotation has been decimated this season, so Kilome could end up making a start for the club sometime next week.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Sent to alternate camp site

    The Mets optioned Kilome to their alternate training site Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Kilome made his MLB debut in long relief in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Braves, covering four frames and giving up two runs on two hits while striking out five. Given the hefty workload, Kilome wasn't likely to be available out of the bullpen for at least a few days, so he was a logical choice to be bumped off the active roster with the Mets needing a spot for Jared Hughes (illness), who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Fans five in MLB debut

    Kilome gave up two runs on two hits while striking out five over four innings of relief in Saturday's 7-1 loss to Atlanta.

    In his big-league debut, Kilome gave the rest of the Mets bullpen the night off with a strong performance that was only blemished by a Ronald Acuna homer. The 25-year-old right-hander didn't pitch at all last year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, so this display of control -- zero walks, and 39 strikes among his 63 pitches -- was something of a surprise. Kilome won't work his way into a prominent role on the staff right away, but if he continues to pound the strike zone with his mid-90s sinker, slow curve, and splitter, he could make a case for a spot in the rotation before the season is over.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Called up by Mets

    Kilome was recalled by the Mets on Friday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    The 25-year-old has yet to pitch above Double-A and hasn't pitched in any capacity since 2018, missing all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The young righty was at least a moderately interesting prospect prior to his injury, projecting as either a back-end starter or a weapon in relief. His numbers hardly popped off the page at the Double-A level, however, as he posted a 4.08 ERA, a 20.2 percent strikeout rate and a 10.6 percent walk rate in 31 starts. Between the lack of high-level success and his long layoff, expectations should be muted for Kilome for now.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Part of player pool

    Kilome joined the Mets' 60-man player pool Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Kilome won't be one of the Mets' top options this season, as he's yet to reach Triple-A and had been optioned to Double-A back in March. With no minor-league season this year, Kilome could wind up filling a minor role for the big-league club in the event of an injury crisis, but the team is likely more concerned with simply monitoring his development as closely as possible, as he missed the entirety of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Opening year at Double-A

    The Mets optioned Kilome to Double-A Binghamton on March 6.

    Kilome is fully healthy after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2018, but he'll likely face an unspecified innings limit in his return to action this season. The Mets may not even need to monitor his workload all that closely, as the organization could decide to move him into a relief role if they're not confident he has the necessary command or repertoire to handle starting duty.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Healthy again after Tommy John

    Kilome (elbow) tossed a simulated game Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Kilome is healthy again after he was sidelined for the entire 2019 season following Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has already made two appearances for the Mets in the Grapefruit League, covering two frames and giving up two runs on three hits and no walks. The fact that he was used for one inning in both of those outings suggests the Mets likely plan to develop him as a reliever, something that would accelerate his arrival to the big leagues. He'll likely report to Triple-A Syracuse or Double-A Binghamton to begin the season.

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  • Mets' Franklyn Kilome: Rehab progressing well

    Kilome (elbow) is progressing well in his rehab from Tommy John surgery in October of 2018, and he is expected to be healthy for 2020, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The 24-year-old has yet to make it past the Double-A level, but he will likely be able to have a full season of work in 2020 barring any setbacks. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Tuesday that he is unsure whether Kilome will serve as a starter or reliever once he returns from his surgery. Kilome recorded a 4.18 ERA with a 125:61 K:BB in 26 starts at the Double-A level in 2018.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 230 lbs
Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R