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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Sharp in first spring start

    Butto gave up three hits over two scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros. He struck out one without walking a batter.

    The 25-year-old right-hander got his spring off to a good start as he battles for an Opening Day spot with the Mets. Butto looked good at the end of last season in the majors, posting a 3.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 28:9 K:BB over five starts and 27.1 innings, but his 5.93 ERA and 1.63 WHIP at Triple-A Syracuse in a larger sample (91 innings) are concerning. He's battling with Tylor Megill, Joey Lucchesi and others in camp for one of the team's open rotation jobs.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Fighting for rotation spot

    Butto will be among those competing for the final spot in the Mets' rotation following the injury to Kodai Senga (shoulder), Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    He'll be going up against Tylor Megill, Joey Lucchesi and Max Kranick for the gig. Butto, who turns 26 next month, held a 3.64 ERA and 38:23 K:BB over 42 frames covering seven starts and two relief appearances for the Mets in 2023. He posted a 5.93 ERA in 19 starts during his time at Triple-A Buffalo.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Ends season with loss

    Butto (1-4) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Phillies.

    Butto earned his third quality start of the season but was once again let down by his offense. The right-hander allowed two or fewer runs in all but two of his nine appearances (seven starts), but he came away with just one win. He finishes 2023 with a 3.64 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB over 42 major-league innings.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Yields four runs in loss

    Butto (1-3) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over four innings Sunday, striking out five and taking a loss against the Phillies.

    Butto's outing was derailed by a four-run fourth inning that included a two-run homer by Nick Castellanos. Butto had allowed just four runs over his previous three starts covering 17.1 innings, and Sunday's outing was his first time giving up more than three runs. His ERA jumped to 3.75 alongside a 34:21 K:BB through 36 frames. Butto is currently lined up to end his 2023 season with a home start against the Phillies.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Punches out six

    Butto yielded one run on four hits and a walk over six innings in Monday's win against Miami. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

    Butto turned in four scoreless innings before the Marlins finally tagged him with a run in the fifth frame. Over his last three outings, he's allowed four runs over 17.1 frames (2.08 ERA) with a 19:5 K:BB. His season ERA dropped to 3.09 through 32 MLB innings. Butto's next start is currently lined up to start in Philadelphia this weekend.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Collects first big-league win

    Butto (1-2) picked up the win in Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out seven.

    It was a night of firsts for the Mets' younger players, as Ronny Mauricio's first career homer helped get Butto his first career win. The 25-year-old right-hander has looked good in his return to the rotation in September, giving up three runs in 11.1 innings over two starts with a 13:4 K:BB, but whether he's still in the mix for a starting spot in 2024 will likely depend on how aggressive the front office is in free agency this winter. Butto's next outing is likely to come early next week in Miami.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Maintains rotation spot

    Butto is listed as the Mets' probable starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field.

    As expected, Butto will stick around in the Mets rotation for a second turn with Carlos Carrasco (finger) having since been shut down for the season. While returning from Triple-A Syracuse last week to make the fourth big-league start of his career, Butto struck out six and gave up two earned runs in 6.1 innings while taking a no-decision against the Nationals.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Falters after six standout frames

    Butto settled for a no-decision against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six batters over 6.1 innings.

    Butto was outstanding through five frames, giving up just four hits and one walk while keeping Washington scoreless. He returned for the seventh and yielded a pair of singles before exiting with one out and a 2-0 lead, and he lost his chance at a victory when both baserunners crossed the plate following his departure. Despite the disappointing ending, this was easily Butto's best outing of the campaign, as he picked up his first quality start and recorded a season-high strikeout total. The right-hander has a good chance of sticking in the Mets' rotation given the solid outing and the fact that Carlos Carrasco is out for the season with a fractured pinky finger.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Expected to start Wednesday

    Butto is expected to start for the Mets on Wednesday at Washington, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Butto was called up last week to work in relief, but he'll be pressed into starting duties after Carlos Carrasco suffered a season-ending finger fracture. Butto, 25, owns a career 6.75 ERA, 1.98 WHIP and 15:16 K:BB in 18.2 major-league innings.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Recalled from Triple-A

    Butto was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Butto is part of a wave of promotions for the Mets as rosters expand. He'll join the team's bullpen and could be an option for spot starts in the final month.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Joining bullpen Friday

    Butto will be added to the Mets' major-league roster Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Butto is expected to work out of the bullpen down the stretch. The 25-year-old has posted a 4.30 ERA in 14.2 innings (two starts, two relief appearances) this season at the major-league level and a 5.93 ERA in 91 innings (19 starts) with Triple-A Syracuse.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Returns to Triple-A

    The Mets optioned Butto to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.

    Butto will presumably transition back into a starting role as heads back to Syracuse after he was called up from Triple-A on Tuesday to provide a fresh arm out of the New York bullpen. He came on in relief of David Peterson and proceeded to pitch 2.2 innings, taking the loss Tuesday against the Pirates after giving up three earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five. The Mets selected right-hander Dennis Santana from Triple-A Syracuse to fill Butto's spot in the bullpen and on the 26-man active roster.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Mets recalled Butto from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

    Butto has spent the majority of this season with Syracuse and holds an underwhelming 5.96 ERA in 80 innings there, but the Mets need a fresh bullpen arm leading into Tuesday night's game against the Pirates.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Returned to Triple-A

    Butto was returned to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.

    Butto served as the 27th man for the Mets during Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tigers and allowed one earned run over 2.1 innings of relief. He'll jump back into a starting role at Triple-A.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Back up for twin bill

    The Mets recalled Butto from Triple-A Syracuse and designated him as the 27th man for Wednesday's doubleheader in Detroit, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Butto previously served as the 27th man for Monday's doubleheader with Atlanta, but he went unused after being called up prior to the second game of the twin bill. After being returned to Triple-A on Tuesday, Butto will be back with the big club a day later as the 27th man once again. He'll be available for both games of the doubleheader this time around before heading back to Syracuse.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Up for back end of twin bill

    The Mets recalled Butto from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of the second game of Monday's doubleheader with Atlanta.

    Though Butto was optioned to Syracuse just one day earlier, he's eligible to pitch in relief for the nightcap Monday since the Mets are designating him as their 27th man for the twin bill. He'll give the Mets a fresh arm after the team needed five relievers to cover nine innings in the 9-8 loss in Game 1, though Butto won't necessarily be tasked with a big workload in Game 2 if starter Tylor Megill is able to provide a decent amount of length.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Demoted back to minors

    The Mets optioned Butto to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

    Due to a rainout Sunday, the Mets will conclude their series with Atlanta with a doubleheader Monday. Butto looked to be a candidate to start one of those two contests along with Tylor Megill, but unless the Mets elect to place another player on the injured list in a corresponding move, Butto won't be eligible to be recalled ahead of the twin bill. Butto's demotion comes after he pitched to a 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings over his prior two starts with the big club, but his underlying numbers -- specifically, a 3:10 K:BB -- didn't portend strong results moving forward.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Picks up another start

    Butto is scheduled to start Sunday's game against Atlanta at Citi Field.

    Butto will wind up getting two starts this week, as he previously took a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday while working 4.2 innings and giving up two runs on four hits and six walks. Through his two outings with the big club this season, Butto owns an ugly 3:10 K:BB in 9.2 innings, and the poor control he's displayed thus far makes it tough to rely on him as a streaming option against a potent Atlanta lineup. The Mets are set to return Max Scherzer from suspension next week and will likely get Justin Verlander (shoulder) back from the injured list as well, so expect Butto to be optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse following Sunday's start, regardless of how he performs.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Struggles with command

    Butto (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, allowing two runs on four hits and six walks over 4.2 innings against Washington. He struck out one.

    Butto had control issues once again Tuesday, walking six batters in 4.2 frames, but he managed to limit the Nationals to just two runs and took the loss. The 25-year-old has struggled in both of his spot starts this season with a 3:10 K:BB over 9.2 innings. Considering he hasn't given the Mets any reason to keep him on the big league roster, Butto will likely be optioned back down to Triple-A once Justin Verlander (shoulder) returns from the IL, but the former might be needed for one more start, which could come Sunday against Atlanta.

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  • Mets' Jose Butto: Joining big-league rotation

    The Mets recalled Butto from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, and he's in line to start or serve as a bulk reliever in the team's series opener versus the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Butto was optioned to Triple-A just eight days ago, but he'll be able to rejoin the big club in fewer than the minimum 15 days because the Mets placed reliever Edwin Uceta (ankle) on the 15-day injured list in a corresponding move. The rookie right-hander acquitted himself well in his first start with the big club April 16 in Oakland, covering five innings and allowing one earned run in a no-decision. Butto tentatively lines up for a two-start week -- he's in line to take the hill again Sunday in Atlanta -- but he could head back to the minors immediately after that outing with ace Justin Verlander (shoulder) likely to return from the IL in the first week of May.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Cumana, Venezuela
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R