Mets Sign Veteran Reliever Ron Villone

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have signed lefthander Ron Villone to a minor league contract.

Add another lefthander to the Mets’ mix in camp. Ron Villone has signed a minor-league contract. Villone, 39, went 1-2 with one save and a 4.68 ERA in 74 games with the Cardinals last season.

Villone is a New Jersey native, and has a career ERA of 4.75 and has logged over 1,000 innings in his 14 year career.

My guess is that he’s just another arm to bring in as a half dozen Mets pitchers get set to depart for the World Baseball Classic.

Of course, if he proves to be effective he can work his way into a major league gig.

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