The New York Mets have signed starting/relief pitcher Aaron Laffey (LHP) to a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training.
Laffey pitched 100.2 innings last season for Toronto to a 4.56 ERA. He made 16 starts and 8 relief appearances, however in 2011 Laffey came out of the Mariners and Yankees’ bullpens 47 times with no starting opportunities (3.88 ERA). Laffey is the holder of a lifetime 1.501 WHIP, which is to be frank – terrible. The 27 year old will surely compete for a spot on the roster, however it’s yet to be known whether that may be a starting or bullpen role.
The Mets are still the last remaining major league team to ink a player to a major league contract.