Mets Sign Two Right-Handed Pitchers, Assigned To Triple-A Las Vegas

By Former Writers

August 20, 2013 No comments

las-vegas-51sThe Mets have announced the recent acquisition of two new right-handed pitchers: Mitch Talbot and Daryl Thompson. Both players have been signed to minor league deals and assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Talbot pitched for Tampa Bay in 2008 and Cleveland in 2010-11, before moving to pitch in the Korean Baseball Organization in 2012. He has gone 12-19 as a major league pitcher with an ERA of 5.30 over 43 career games with 41 starts. The 29-year-old right handed acquisition stands 6-1 and 180 pounds. This year Talbot appeared in one game for Triple-A New Orleans before an elbow injury knocked him out of commission. Upon his return, he pitched in two minor league games for the Gulf Coast League Marlins before the organization released him.

Thompson was pitching with the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League before the Mets signed him to a minor league contract. A former Cincinnati Red, Thompson had pitched in three games for the major league team in 2008, going 0-2 and one game in 2011, going 0-1. In his four major league appearances, the 28-year-old had pitched 17.1 innings, giving up 26 hits, 16 runs and acquiring a major league ERA of 8.31.