Hansel Robles

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Pitcher Hansel Robles made his major league debut with the New York Mets a couple of weeks into the 2015 season and managed to stick with the team for the remainder of the season, going 4-3, 3.67 in 57 appearances, all of them in relief. he struck out 61 batters in 54 innings and walked 18, giving the Mets some quality innings from the back of the bullpen. On September 29th, as the season was winding down, he was involved in an incident in a game with the Philadelphia Phillies when he threw at the head of batter Cameron Rupp with a quick pitch. He was initially handed a three-game suspension, which he appealed and thus did not serve before the regular season ended. It was reduced to two games the following spring, to be served at the start of 2016. He was on the team's postseason roster and made three appearances, pitching a scoreless inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series, and two perfect innings against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series.

Robles was originally signed by the Mets as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic on August 21, 2008. he pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2009 and 2010, mainly as a starter, then moved to the United States in 2011 with the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League, where he was 3-1, 2.68 in 15 relief outings. In 2012, he was with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. There, he went a brilliant 6-1, 1.11 in 12 starts, giving up only 47 hits and 10 walks in 72 2/3 innings while striking out 66. He made the league's All-Star team. However, he missed time because of an injury in 2013 and made only 16 appearances for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League in what should have been his first taste of full-season ball. He was 5-4, 3.72 and also made a couple of starts in the Gulf Coast League on a rehabilitation assignment. He was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the AA Eastern League in 2014, where he went 7-6, 4.31 as a swingman, making 18 starts in 30 outings. In 2015, he had made five scoreless relief appearances with the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League when he was called up to the Show.

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