The Mets just announced that they have signed RHP Scott Atchison to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.
Atchison will make $700,000 if he makes the team out of camp, and can earn an additional $150,000 in incentives.
Atchison, 36, made 42 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2012 and went 2-1 with a 1.58 ERA, allowing just two home runs in 51 1/3 innings.
He ranked fourth in the Major Leagues in ERA among relievers with at least 50 innings pitched.
Like Shaun Marcum, Atchison missed two months of the 2012 season with an elbow injury, and did not have surgery to repair the problem.
However, Atchinson’s injury was more severe, a torn elbow ligament, which is most likely why he was still available and didn’t get a major league deal.
By the way, the Mets may or may not bring in another reliever, and there is still some buzz circulating about both Roy Oswalt and Brian Wilson. There could be another announcement soon.