May 26 1:59p
GM Sandy Alderson announced in his post-game press conference Monday that Valverde was being released.
Valverde allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning Monday, taking the loss in the Mets' 5-2 defeat by the Pirates. In addition, hitting coach Dave Hudgens is being reassigned and replaced by Lamar Johnson. Valverde had a 5.65 ERA after Monday's meltdown.