Showing posts with label Mets Signing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets Signing. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mets News: Mets have signed D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract

Mets News:

The Mets have signed right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract.

Mitchell, 25, made four relief appearances for the Yankees last season, but has worked as a starting pitcher in the minor leagues.

He was traded to the Seattle Mariners last July 23 in the deal that brought Ichiro Suzuki to the Bronx.

Mitchell made one start for Triple-A Tacoma this season before being designated for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot for Endy Chavez with the Mariners. After clearing waivers, he was granted free agency on April 13 at his request. He allowed three runs in four innings in the lone Pacific Coast League appearance.

Mitchell had a 2.96 ERA in eight starts with Tacoma last season after the trade.

Mitchell's career stats:
2012 25 NYY AL 0 0 3.86 4 3 4.2 7 2 2 1 3 2
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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Mets sign outfielders Patterson and Wilson to Minor league Deals

The New York Mets have signed outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson to minor league contracts.

Both players were last in the major leagues in 2011, and the Mets said Wednesday they will report to minor league camp.

The 33-year-old Patterson hit .252 with 118 homers and 431 RBIs in a 12-year big league career for seven teams. Last season he played 117 games for Milwaukee’s Triple-A Nashville club. He batted .251 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs.

Wilson, 29, has spent 11 years in the minors, all with the Seattle organization. He spent about a month with the Mariners in 2011 and was 4 for 27 (.148) with a double and three RBIs. In 2012, he batted .239 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs for Triple-A Tacoma.

Good News: Mets agree to terms with Brandon Lyon

The Mets completed their offseason bullpen makeover on Thursday, agreeing to terms with right-hander Brandon Lyon on a one-year contract, according to a source. The team has yet to announce the deal, which is pending a physical.

Lyon, 33, posted a 3.10 ERA in 67 appearances split between the Astros and Blue Jays last season, striking out 63 and walking 20 in 61 innings. He was the primary closer for the D-backs in 2008 and the Astros from 2010-11, before surgery to his right shoulder and biceps tendon derailed his career in '11.

With the Mets, Lyon figures to slide into a setup role alongside Bobby Parnell, though he could also step in as at least a part-time closer. Manager Terry Collins told the New York Post on Wednesday that the ninth-inning job still belongs to Frank Francisco, but general manager Sandy Alderson was not nearly so strong in his words earlier this week.

"I think a lot will depend on what we see over the course of February and March," the GM said.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Mets Bullpen: Mets to sign reliever Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets were closing in on a deal with right-hander Brandon Lyon on Sunday, a major league source told

Lyon would become the latest in a flurry of late signings to bolster the team's bullpen.

The Mets also recently have added veteran right-handers Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins and left-hander Pedro Feliciano to minor league contracts.

Lyon, 33, went a combined 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 67 relief appearances last season with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.

Lyon will also provide some insurance for Frank Francisco, who has closer experience...

Brandon Lyon Stats:
2001 21 TOR 4 4.29 11 0 63.0 63 31 30 6 15 35
2002 22 TOR 4 6.53 15 0 62.0 78 47 45 14 19 30
2003 23 BOS 6 4.12 49 9 59.0 73 33 27 6 19 50
2005 25 ARI 2 6.44 32 14 29.1 44 25 21 6 10 17
2006 26 ARI 4 3.89 68 0 69.1 68 32 30 7 22 46
2007 27 ARI 4 2.68 73 2 74.0 70 25 22 2 22 40
2008 28 ARI 5 4.70 61 26 59.1 75 34 31 7 13 44
2009 29 DET 5 2.86 65 3 78.2 56 25 25 7 31 57
2010 30 HOU 6 3.12 79 20 78.0 68 28 27 2 31 54
2011 31 HOU 3 11.48 15 4 13.1 27 17 17 4 5 6
2012 32 TOT 2 3.10 67 1 61.0 56 21 21 5 20 63
2012 32 HOU 2 3.25 37 0 36.0 37 13 13 3 11 35
2012 32 TOR 0 2.88 30 1 25.0 19 8 8 2 9 28
11 Yrs 45 4.12 535 79 647.0 678 318 296 66 207 442
162 Game Avg. 6 4.12 65 10 79 83 39 36 8 25 54
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mets sign RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal

The Mets have signed LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale (on Twitter).

The 40-year-old Hawkins was effective in 42 innings for the Angels last season, pitching to a 3.64 ERA, 4.9 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.

His fastball still averaged 92.3 mph, according to FanGraphs, though his 5.4% swinging strike rate was the lowest of his lengthy career.

If Hawkins makes the roster, the Mets will become the tenth team for which he's pitched at the Major League level. The Reynolds Sports Management client has a career 4.45 ERA, 6.0 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 and 47.8 percent ground-ball rate in 1303 2/3 innings.

He's been significantly better as a reliever (3.36 ERA in 518 1/3 innings) than he was a starter early on in his career (6.11 ERA in 785 1/3 innings).

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Video: Wright Press Conference

David Wright talks about his 8 yr, $138 Million Extension with the Mets..

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Mets add reliever Scott Patterson

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Right-hander Scott Patterson has joined the Mets organization and been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Patterson, 33, made a combined four relief appearances for the Yankees and Padres in 2008.

He had been 1-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 26 relief appearances for Triple-A Tacoma this season. He had asked for his release from the Mariners organization.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mets sign INF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league deal

Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father and brother played in the NFL, has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets.

The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma farm team. He has a .176 average with five homers and 15 RBIs with the Mariners from 2008-10.

His father, Manu, was with the Seattle Seahawks for three seasons. His brother, Marques, was with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets for eight seasons.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mets sign Venezuelan Pitcher

The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Adrián Almeida, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY .

Diario Meridiano journalist Carlos Daniel Carrasco graciously provides these additional details:

Almeida was born in Tucacas, a little town in Falcón's coast. He is 16 years old and is a left-handed pitcher. He was invited to the Red Sox's team in the Liga Paralela, where he threw 2.0 innings against Bravos de Margarita, the Venezuelan team who signed him one week ago. Today the Mets signed him for $170,000.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mets Officially Announce the Jon Rauch Signing

The Mets and right-handed reliever Jon Rauch have officially agreed to a one-year contract, the club announced Wednesday night.

Rauch, 33, appeared in 53 games with the Blue Jays last season, going 5-4 with 11 saves and a 4.85 ERA. He also struck out 36 batters and pitched at least one inning in 39 of his 53 appearances.

The 6-foot-10 righty will likely set up Frank Francisco, whom the Mets signed to a two-year, $12 million deal but have yet to officially announce.

Rauch, an eight-year veteran, is 39-31 with 58 saves and a 3.82 ERA in his career.

Since 2006, Rauch leads all relievers with 31 wins and his 434 appearances during that time are the second-most by a reliever.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mets Sign (LHP) Gustavo Chacin and (OF) Fernando Perez to minor league deals

The New York Mets announced yesterday that they have signed free agent LHP GUSTAVO CHACIN and OF FERNANDO PEREZ to minor league deals. Both players are active for the Bisons game tonight against the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium.

To make roster room, RHP JACK EGBERT has been transferred to the Double-A Binghamton Mets. OF FERNANDO MARTINEZ has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 16.

Chacin, 30, began the season with the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Pacific Coast League and was 3-6 with a 5.13ERA in 18 relief outings and nine starts for the Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate (66.2IP, 81H, 24BB, 37). He was released by the Astros on July 14.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Mets sign Miguel Batista to minor league contract

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Mets have signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract.

Batista was released by the Cardinals in June, as he went 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 26 appearances and one start, walking 19 batters and allowing 27 hits in 29 1/3 innings this season.

The 40 year old Batista has played for the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals, Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs and Marlins over his 17 year career. He’s 99-112 with a 4.51 ERA, and has served as both a starter and a reliever in his career.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Mets sign 16 year old Catcher, Jose Garcia

The Mets have signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Garcia, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Exact bonus terms have not been made available, but Badler tweets that the backstop got "sandwich-round type money", less than $1MM.

Garcia has received high praise for his catching intangibles and level, line-drive swing.  The 16-year-old is a switch hitter with below-average power, though some scouts think that his power could improve somewhat.  The Mets have been tied to Garcia for some time.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mets announce three more draft pick signings........

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN:

The Mets announced the signings of three more draft picks. Here's the press release:

The New York Mets today announced that they have signed three additional draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including left-handed pitcher Jack Leathersich, club’s fifth-round selection, from UMass-Lowell.

The Mets have also signed their 14th-round pick, catcher Xorge Carrillo, and their 37th-round selection, right-handed pitcher Craig Missigman.

The Mets have signed 22 of their draft picks. The players will be assigned to minor league teams within the next week.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mets sign Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal

Jason Isringhausen ---- This image was moved f...Image via Wikipedia
According to David Lennon of New York Newsday, the Mets have signed Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract with an invite to big league camp.

Isringhausen hasn’t pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in mid-2009 and before that struggled with a 5.70 ERA in 43 innings for the Cardinals in 2008, but he was originally drafted by the Mets in 1991 and once upon a time was a top pitching prospect who debuted with New York as a starter in 1995.

Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY reports that Isringhausen threw in front of Mets assistant general manager J.P. 
Ricciardi, who was in Oakland’s front office when Isringhausen was the A’s closer from 1999 to 2001. He has an “open invitation” to sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, but “wanted to go somewhere and see if I could make a team.”
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Monday, January 31, 2011

Angel Pagan avoids arbitration, signs one year deal

Angel Pagan has it in sightImage by afagen via Flickr
The Mets and Angel Pagan have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Pagan will be arbitration-eligible one more time next offseason before being eligible for free agency during the 2012-13 winter.

Pagan had requested $4.2 million, with the club countering at $3.0625 million. He made $1,662,500 in 2010.

"For the first time in my career I have a spot on the team," Pagan said in a statement released by the team. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I can’t wait for spring training to start. I think we’ll be better than people are predicting."
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

R.A. Dickey and Mets have agreed on a two year deal

R. A. Dickey
According to Andy Martino, the Mets and R.A. Dickey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013, pending a physical.

The new deal covers his final arbitration season and at least his first year of free agency. Exact terms aren’t yet known, but Dickey requested $4.7 million and was offered $3.35 million from the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged last Tuesday.

The 36-year-old knuckleballer was a revelation for the Mets last season, posting a 2.84 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 104/42 K/BB ratio over 174 1/3 innings.

I’m expecting something in the range of two years and $8-9 million, maybe a little more in the form of a buyout. If Dickey can prove that last season wasn’t a fluke, the Mets will have done very well here.

UPDATE: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that including the option and potential incentives, Dickey could make $13 million over the length of the contract.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Mets sign Tim Byrdak to a minor league deal..

Tim ByrdakImage via Wikipedia
Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak has signed with the Mets on a minor league deal.

Byrdak, 37, is expected to compete with Taylor Tankersley for a left-handed relief role.

Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances spanning 38 2/3 innings with the Houston Astros last season. Left-handed batters hit .213 against him, as opposed to right-handed batters, who hit .333.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Mets agreed to sign Chris Young to a one year deal

The Mets agreed to sign Chris Young to a one-year deal, according to Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY. The deal is pending a physical. That could be more than a formality for Young, who missed most of last season with a shoulder strain before pitching in September.

Injuries have limited Young to just 36 starts in the past three seasons, but he was durable and effective from 2005-07, when he started 30 or more games per season. He has always been hard to hit (7.4 H/9), but vulnerable to walks (3.5 BB/9). In 135 career starts (751 2/3 innings), the 6'10'' right-hander has a 3.80 ERA.

Young by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
2004 Tex 7 7 0 0 36.1 36 21 19 7 10 27 3 2 0 0 -- 1.274.71
2005 Tex 31 31 0 0 164.2 162 84 78 19 45 137 12 7 0 0 -- 1.264.26
2006 SD 31 31 0 0 179.1 134 72 69 28 69 164 11 5 0 0 -- 1.133.46
2007 SD 30 30 0 0 173.0 118 66 60 10 72 167 9 8 0 0 -- 1.103.12
2008 SD 18 18 1 0 102.1 84 46 45 13 48 93 7 6 0 0 -- 1.293.96
2009 SD 14 14 0 0 76.0 70 47 44 12 40 50 4 6 0 0 -- 1.455.21
2010 SD 4 4 0 0 20.0 10 2 2 1 11 15 2 0 0 0 -- 1.050.90
Total -- 135 135 1 0 751.2 614 338 317 90 295 653 48 34 0 0 -- 1.213.80
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