Ryan O’Rourke is back in AAA Rochester pitching for the Red Wings because he had just been released by the Syracuse Mets for the second time in less than two months. And this time, the firing stuck.

Minnesota, for whom O’Rourke previously pitched, called and offered him a job in Rochester. So he flew back to Syracuse from Durham on Friday afternoon to again clear out of his apartment. In three hours, his golf clubs and three suitcases were ready to go. By Saturday, he was pitching for Rochester.