The Mets announced they have selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Cleveland Indians in the Rule 5 Draft.
Dowdy, 25, split the 2018 season between the Tiger and Indian organizations. Dowdy 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, Calif, native was originally selected by the Tigers in the 12th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston. He was traded to the Indians along with outfielder Leonys Martín in exchange for infielder Willi Castro on July 31, 2018.