When the Mets needed an emergency starter in 2001 they reached down to the minors and tapped Brett Hinchliffe, a career minor leaguer who had two brief stints in the majors with the Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels. Hinchliffe started against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 26 but lasted just 2 innings yielding 9 hits and 8 runs and suffered the loss in a game the Mets would lose 12-8. Following the game he was shipped back down to the minors. It would be his only appearance as a Met and his last appearance in a Major League uniform.
While with the Mets Hinchliffe wore number 32.
Brett Hinchliffe also played for the following teams:
Seattle Mariners – 1999
Anaheim Angels – 2000