According to MLBTR.COM, The Mariners have designated right-handed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit for assignment in order to open up a roster spot for the newly re-signed pitcher, Erik Bedard.Petit, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks back in November, and his career E.R.A. is 5.57 . He was originally traded by the Mets along with catcher/ First baseman Mark Jacobs for Carlos Delgado.In other ex Met news, Bobby Kielty who failed to make the Mets out of Spring training last season is trying to convert from being a outfielder to a pitcher ( I thought it was usually the other way around) .The Colorado Rockies have signed ex Met hitting phenom Alex " The original F-Mart" Escobar to a minor league contract. He hasn't played in any professional baseball since '06.And Finally the Washington Nationals have signed former Mets pitcher Shawn Estes to a minor League contract. I wonder if his accuracy has improved to the point that he can bean Shane Victorino if he ever faces him. " Will the Mets take a big chance on Petit?"