Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting via Twitter, that the New York Mets have signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract.
Thayer, 30, has parts of two major league seasons under his belt, both with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has appeared in just 12 games totaling 15.2 innings pitched in which he allowed 25 hits and 13 runs giving him a career 7.47 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.
In 204 Triple-A innings Thayer has a 2.84 ERA and 1.36 WHIP.
Conversely, Elmer Dessens who has posted a 2.71 ERA with the Mets in 81 appearances in the last two seasons, signed a minor league deal today with the San Francisco Giants.