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Sean Gilmartin replaces Erik Goeddel on Mets' NLCS roster

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets made one roster tweak between rounds, subbing left-hander Sean Gilmartin for right-hander Erik Goeddel in the bullpen for the National League Championship Series.

Goeddel allowed hits to all four batters he faced in his lone division series appearance against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That included surrendering a three-run homer to Howie Kendrick in the ninth inning of Game 3. Goeddel's struggles prompted manager Terry Collins to insert closer Jeurys Familia to complete the 13-7 win.

Gilmartin was with the Mets throughout the NLDS, although he was not active. He was the hedge against Steven Matz not being ready to return from back spasms for the opening round.

Gilmartin, who was a Rule 5 pick from the Minnesota Twins last December, went 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 50 appearances (one start) for the Mets during the regular season.

Along with Jonathon Niese, Gilmartin's presence gives the Mets two southpaws in the bullpen. Both, however, have reverse splits. During the regular season, lefty batters hit .260 and righty batters hit .216 against Gilmartin. Lefty batters hit .305 and righty batters hit .273 against Niese during the regular season.

After replacing injured Ruben Tejada midway through the NLDS, Matt Reynolds remains on the roster for the NLCS as the backup shortstop to Wilmer Flores. If Reynolds gets into a game, he would be the second player in modern history to make his major league debut in the postseason. Mark Kiger did so with the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of the ALCS in 2006.