The New York Mets had a busy day Friday bolstering its bullpen for the start of spring training.
The Mets signed Fernando Salas, Tom Gorzelanny and Jerry Blevins, the New York Post reported. The Mets hope to avoid another bullpen disaster like they suffered last season after Jeurys Familia was suspended.
Salas and the Mets agreed to a one-year deal. Salas pitched for the Mets last season. He appeared in 17 games and had a very nice 2.08 ERA and 9.9 SO/9. He had 17 1/3 innings under his belt.
The Mets and Blevins also agreed to a one-year deal. The 33-year-old lefty had a 2.79 ERA in 79 games for the Mets last season. He’s another reliable arm that New York desperately needs to have another good season.
Gorzelanny will come to New York on a minor league deal. If he has a good spring training, there’s a chance he latches on with the major league team. The former Cleveland Indians pitcher only saw actions in seven games last year. He allowed seven runs in thee innings.