29-year-old Hildenberger reunites with Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, who coached Hildenberger as an assistant in Minnesota in 2019. According to Martino, Hofner adopted Hildenberger for Mets.
Hildenberger is a three-year major league veteran, and his career got off to a fast start in 2017 as Softtos side armor threw a 4.21 ERA / 3.01 FIP ball at 9.43K / 9, 1.29 BB / 9, 58.8%. I did. Ground ball rate for the season. Hildenberger’s career hasn’t gotten off to a good start since 2018-19, but the Twins seem to have had a light-out relief. He combined 6.35ERA / 4.58FIP with 8.56K / 9, 3.32 BB / 9, and 44.5% grounder marks in 891/3 innings during these two seasons.
After two rough campaigns by Hildenberger, the Twins didn’t bid on him last winter. Hildenberger signed a minor contract with the Red Sox a few weeks later, but didn’t return to the Big League in 2020. Hildenberger is now back in Hofner and reunited with his former Twins buddies. Trevor MayMets signed a two-year, $ 15.5 million warranty last week.
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