Mets Make A Pick In the Rule V Draft

The New York Mets today announced that the club has selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Cleveland Indians in the Rule 5 Draft.

Dowdy, 25, split the 2018 season between two organizations, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians. He combined to go 9-12 with a 5.15 ERA (71 earned runs/124.0 innings) in 30 games (20 starts) between Erie (AA-Detroit), Toledo (AAA-Detroit) and Akron (AA-Cleveland).

The Escondido, CA native was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with outfielder Leonys Martín in exchange for infielder Willi Castro on July 31, 2018.

Dowdy has appeared in 78 minor league games (58 starts) over three seasons and owns a 27-27 record with a 3.99 ERA (162 earned runs/365.2 innings).

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