Mets Sign Two Pitchers To Minor League Deals

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that the Mets have signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league contract and it does not include an invite to the big-league camp. On Monday, the Mets also signed lefty-reliever Dana Eveland to the same type of deal.


Carlyle, 36, last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Yankees, where he was 0-1, with a 4.70 ERA, in 8 games.  In his career he has also pitched for the Braves, Dodgers and Padres.

In 2013, he pitched in Triple-A with the Blue Jays organization and was 4-2, with a 3.86 ERA, with 76 strikeouts in 56 innings.

Eveland, 30, pitched last season in Korea and was 6-14, with a 5.54 ERA, with 129 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. His last stint in the majors was in 2012 when he played with the Baltimore Orioles, and was 0-1, with a 4.73 ERA in 14 appearances which included two starts.

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  • Alex68

    SMH…… let me guess. depth right? every team does this.. they’re minor league deals yada yada… same crap since 2011

  • omar minayass

    who better to babysit…sorry i mean mentor the young arms in the pen than a combo of valverde, farnsworth, eveland & carlyle.

    if our goal is to develop celebratory bipolar cultured journeymen, then we are hitting the nail on the head.

  • Alex68

    Hey hey… hey…. be positive or ELSE!
    the 2014 MMO motto

  • Taskmaster4450

    I guess you missed the part where it said there was no spring training invite meaning they are destined for the minors.

    The same deal the Marlins gave Valdy by the way.

  • Alex68

    More garbage to flushing…. how about a new FO? maybe?

  • My only question is why?

  • If your keeping score Baseball America coming into today says that so
    far this off season there have been a minimum (list does not include
    recent signings) of 390 players signed to minor league contracts.

    You will be happy to know of the 390 minimum listed so far the Mets have signed 8
    1B – Allen Brandon,
    RHP – Alvarado Giancarlo,
    RHP – Carreno Joel
    RHP – Carlyle Buddy,
    LHP – Eveland Dana,
    3B – Seratelli Anthony,
    RHP – Socolovich Miguel,
    C – Teagarden Taylor

    Duh, forgot to add Valverde, Farnsworth, Lannan and Dice-k. Make that 12 now

    In other words yes, every team does this.

  • Scottymike

    Chuck enough S$@t against the wall and see what sticks. These deals cost nothing, maybe find that diamond.

  • Anything’s possible.

  • DrDooby

    As non invitees, these two veterans will compete for jobs on the Las Vegas 51s. Competion for Alvarado, Schwinden and others. Eveland actually was pretty decent for a few years.

  • omar minayass

    whoops, looks like i did. i guess i shouldn’t have missed that, since this offseason has been a model of clarity and transparency.

  • omar minayass

    funny you say that, when i heard we got eveland i was somewhat excited as i remembered the name.

    then, after finding out what he’s been up to the past couple of years, i came back to reality.

  • LongTimeFan1

    I’ve read Seratelli has good chance to make the team with good spring training. Hope he nails it.

    He plays every position but pitcher, catcher and CF, has both wheels and power and switch hits. I’m looking forward to seeing him play and getting his first taste of the big leagues at age 31. He’s also NJ native who played at Rutgers, hotly pursued this offseason by double digit teams after he became minor league free agent.

  • LongTimeFan1

    You’ve left some off your list, at least two other first basemen.

  • Yes, there are a few more as some names are never even reported. The comment was not meant to be 100% accurate but to emphasize the point that all teams are indeed signing a number of players to minor league contracts.

    Update: Out of curiosity looked through the Mets MLB transactions to see any other names listed and came up with these. The 1st two the most obvious ones.
    SS Omar Quintanilla
    RHP Jeremy Hefner
    1B Chris Garcia
    1B Matt Clark
    3B Brian Burgamy
    3B Jairo Perez