Showing posts with label Minor League Contracts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minor League Contracts. Show all posts

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mejia, Murphy, Nieuwenhuis, Puello, Wright, Francisco, Minor League Deals, Prospects


Mets News and Notes:

MLB confirmed the age and identity of Jenrry Mejia and the right-hander has been granted a visa to report to camp, the Mets announced. Mejia should arrive today or Friday.

Daniel Murphy returned to camp Wednesday, after a medical exam in New York. Murphy received a cortisone injection in his right side for a strained intercostal muscle. He was limited to icing his side and riding a stationary bicycle on his first day back.

Collins said Kirk Nieuwenhuis will have the first chance to earn the leadoff role. Nieuwenhuis will bat No. 1 Saturday when the Mets open Grapefruit League play against Strasburg and the Nats.

Outfield prospect Cesar Puello referred questions to the Players’ Association a day after being identified in an “Outside the Lines” report as being linked to the South Florida clinic at the heart of an alleged performance-enhancing drug scandal.

David Wright again stood by his agents, who also represent Puello. The firm has had other clients linked to performance-enhancing drugs, including Melky Cabrera, who allegedly had ties to the same South Florida clinic as Puello.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mets add some depth , sign one catcher, two pitchers to minor league contracts


The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to

minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh.



Olson began last season with the Pirates. He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games. The 28-year-old also has pitched for Baltimore and Seattle and is 14-22 lifetime.

May, 27, was in Triple-A for Kansas City and Arizona. He hit a combined .238 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. Olson and May were invited to spring training.

Hefner, 25, was 9-7 with a 4.98 ERA in Triple-A for San Diego. The Pirates claimed him from the Padres on Nov. 18. He was drafted by the Mets in 2004 and 2005.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Minor Moves: Mets sign (1B) Val Pascucci & (C /OF) Vinny Rottino to Minor League Contracts, Nick Evans declares Free Agency


Rottino
Mets Announce to minor league signings

The New York Mets today announced they have signed first baseman Val Pascucci and catcher/outfielder Vinny Rottino to minor league contracts and invited both to major league Spring Training.

Pascucci, who turns 33 today, split last season between Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and the Mets. He hit the first pinch-hit home run of his career on September 24 off Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels. The 6-6, 270-pounder appeared in 130 games for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League last season, hitting .264 (117-443) with a team-leading 91 RBI and was presented the Stan Barron MVP award.

A former 15th round pick by the Montreal Expos in the 1999 June Free-Agent Draft, Pascucci made his major league debut in 2004. He appeared in 42 games over parts of two major league seasons for the Expos and Mets, hitting .192 (14-73) with three home runs and eight RBI.

Rottino, 31, spent last season with the Florida Marlins’ organization, playing in 119 games for New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and eight games with the Marlins. The 6-0, 215-pounder hit .304 (142-467) with 10 home runs and 59 RBI for the Zephyrs, earning a nod to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game. Rottino was promoted to the Marlins on September 6 and hit .167 (2-12). Rottino also appeared in 18 major league games over parts of three seasons for Milwaukee (2006-08), and is a .194 (7-36) career hitter with four RBI.

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