Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by Josh Chapdelaine


Mets sign LH relief pitcher; Blevins and Romo still available

The New York Mets and left-handed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny have agreed to terms on a minor league contract, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Gorzelanny, 34, allowed seven runs in three innings for the Cleveland Indians in 2016. He has limited left-handed batters to a .302 on-base percentage over 12 major league seasons. The team has yet to sign a relief pitcher to a major league contract this offseason.

Longtime San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo’s market is down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and a mystery team, according to CSN Bay Area. Romo, 33, has a lifetime 2.58 ERA with a .955 WHIP and a 5.6 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He served as the team’s primary closer from 2012-14 and recorded 84 saves for the 2014 World Series champions. Meanwhile, the Mets remain in contact with free-agent southpaw Jerry Blevins.

Gorzelanny will compete with left-handed relief pitchers Josh Smoker and Josh Edgin in Spring Training to make the Opening Day roster.

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Josh Chapdelaine started Around Citi in Oct. 2010 as a high school senior looking to venture into new media. The original inception of the site ran through March 2011 before Chapdelaine looked to outside endeavors. He returned to his Around Citi roots in Jan. 2013.

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