Mets Release Kiko Calero

The Mets have released Kiko Calero, tweets Newsday's David Lennon. The club had signed Calero to a minor league deal in March, after the right-hander received a somewhat unexpected lack of interest for most of the offseason.

Calero posted a 1.95 ERA in 67 relief appearances for the Marlins in 2009, but health was a concern for the 35-year-old heading into this year. He failed to crack the Mets' big league roster and has spent the season pitching for Triple-A Buffalo. In ten appearances for the Bisons, Calero pitched 17 innings and recorded a 10.59 ERA.

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  1. I don’t get it.

  2. This organization is CLUELESS! Hey Jerry & Omar, THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING!!!

  3. GOLSF 5 years ago

    Doesn’t the Mets front office have scouts who can assess the relative health of potential free agents? Omar seemed to be doing a fairly decent job finding parts for his bullpen in the offseason. However, now we learn that two of those components were injured in ways that made contributions in 2010 an unlikely possibility. I’m not impressed by Omar’s performance overall. He’s given Jerry Manuel a short handed crew that is painful to watch (although they do have heart and I’m rooting for them to win this year…).

  4. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Either there is a serious problem with Calero, or Minaya truly is without a clue. Calero has been a solid middle guy since he broke into the MLB scene back in 2003 and at least as good as anyone the mets currently have, you would think they would let him pitch a few more AAA innings and work himself into shape *unless* his arm is that bad from the Fish over working him last year.

  5. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Yeah, I don’t get why they released an injury-prone guy who was pitching like crap in AAA /sarcasm

  6. Yankees420 5 years ago

    Was he injured down the stretch of last season?

    • johnsilver 5 years ago

      he was overworked earlier in the season by the Fish. Donnely took over some of his late game chores as the season wore on when he faltered a bit to give him a bit more rest, but seems to me he lost a cpl mph on his FB late in the season also around August, which coincided when Donnely became more of the 8th inning guy the Fish went to.

      Colero still was able to get guys out most of the time which is baffling to me though, even if he did lose a cpl mph from his FB late. Strange that all of a sudden he is cut lose from a team that needs pitching of all sorts so early in the season, unless maybe he pitched winter ball and hurt himself.

      that would really be odd though for a guy who set a career record for innings pitched and was already coming back from a serious injury.

      Just odd all the way around from both parties involved.

  7. Glad the Giants never picked him up. For awhile there (in Jan-Feb), Sabean & Co. were looking at him.

  8. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    wow. the mets have pratically released all of their free agent signings.

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