The Mets have acquired reliever Fernando Salas from the Angels for right-hander Erik Manoah, according to a club announcement.
New York has been looking for relief additions on the waiver wire for the entire month after not making a bullpen move before the non-waiver trade deadline. The Angels have shown a willingness to move relievers, and moved Joe Smith to the Cubs before the deadline.
Salas, 31, has posted a 3-6 record and 4.47 ERA in 56.1 innings out of the Angels’ bullpen so far this season. As noted by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Salas has posted a serviceable 2.93 ERA since the All-Star break.
Salas will provide a middle relief option for the Mets in September, and is set to become a free agent at season’s end.
Manoah, 20, was the Mets’ 13th round of the 2014 draft and has posted a 5.37 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with Low-A Brooklyn this season. He did not rank among the Mets’ top 30 prospects (according to MLB.com) at the time of the deal.