According to Adam Rubin at ESPN-NY, Pat Misch has agreed to accept an assignment to AAA Buffalo.
Good move for Misch, I think, since his best shot at returning to the bigs is likely with the Mets. As much as I’d like to believe that Chris Young is going to stay healthy for more than 15 starts, it’s not a realistic expectation. Add in the uncertainty of Chris Capuano, who may or may not be fully recovered from TJ surgery. Plus, pitchers who appear healthy when they leave sunny Florida could suddenly feel soreness and other ailments in the cold, wet northeast April weather.
The one thing going against Misch is the fact that Dillon Gee has options, and therefore could be more likely to get a brief callup for a spot start.
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