Cubs designate ex-Mets RHP Robert Gsellman for assignment


The Yankees weren’t the only team that saw a former bullpen member get DFA by his new team on Monday.

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RHP Robert Gsellman was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Monday, one of a handful of roster moves that included another fellow ex-Met, Jonathan Villar, sent to the I.L.

Gsellman signed a minor-league deal with Chicago this winter, and was called up in early May after posting a 1.17 ERA in 15 1/3 innings at Triple-A Iowa. He was not as sharp with the big club, posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.395 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings.

The 28-year-old was the Mets’ 13th-round pick in 2011 out of high school, and he made his MLB debut in 2016 as a starter. He moved to the bullpen in 2018, and over parts of six seasons with the Mets, he had a 4.59 ERA in 350 2/3 innings.

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