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2019 Rumble Pony David Peterson to make MLB debut Tuesday night

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(WBNG) -- Mets pitching prospect David Peterson will make his MLB debut tonight against the Boston Red Sox.

Peterson spent the entire 2019 season on the Rumble Ponies, posting a 4.19 ERA across 24 starts. Peterson played in the Arizona Fall League last fall. He has spent no time in triple-A.

With Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman on the injured list, the Mets were in need of a fifth starter and added Peterson to the taxi squad for the team's first road trip of the season.

Peterson was the Mets first-round pick in 2017. He was originally drafted out of high school by the Red Sox in 2014, but opted to play baseball at the University of Oregon. He is currently ranked tenth on the Mets prospects list.

2019 Rumble Ponies manager Kevin Boles shared his thoughts on Peterson getting the start.

I’m very proud and excited for David and he’s worked hard to get to this point," said Boles. "The biggest overall improvement from this year to last year is his overall physical conditioning.  He has taken what he’s learned from the Arizona Fall League and ML camp and put himself in a great position.  I’m very happy and excited for him. Couldn’t be prouder."

Tuesday's game at Fenway Park is at 7:30 p.m.

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