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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Former Mets' Prospect DFA'd By Mariners

Many people saw this coming, but going back a year and it would come as a ‘WTF’ type of move.

Chris Flexen was on the Mets from 2017-2019, playing in a total of 27 games, 11 of which he started.

A 8.07 ERA with a staggering 2.132 WHIP put him out of the league entirely.

Flexen would try his arm in the KBO during 2020, where he regained confidence and showed his true pitching abilities.

Gaining attention from teams back in North America, Flexen would sign with the Seattle Mariners.

Over the course of the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the righty would appear in 64 games (53 starts) while posting a 3.66 ERA in 317.1 innings. Flexen undoubtedly cemented himself as a top three pitcher on Seattle’s rotation.

Flexen’s foundation started cracking at the beginning of the 2023 season and the cracks became bigger and uglier.

Through 42.0 innings, a 7.71 ERA stands next to his winless 0-4 record. The lack of production along with Seattle getting fellow right-hander Trevor Gott back from the IL led the organization to DFA’ing 28-year-old Flexen.

It is not expected that a trade will be worked out, most likely putting him as a free agent going into the all-star break.

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