Mets Sign Brian Sweeney

The Mets have signed right-hander Brian Sweeney to a minor league contract, according to a release from Sweeney's most recent team, the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.  Sweeney posted a 3.16 ERA and 2.33 K/BB ratio in 24 relief appearances for the Mariners last season, then was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks over the winter and released by the Snakes during Spring Training.

Sweeney, a 36-year-old Yonkers native, has a career 3.38 ERA in 73 Major League games with the Mariners and Padres.  He also pitched in Japan for the Nippon Ham Fighters from 2007-09 before returning to the majors last year.

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4 Comments on "Mets Sign Brian Sweeney"

4 years 3 months ago

Speaking of the Mets I heard talks of Jose Reyes for Bumgardner from the Giants and a few prospects. Anyone know the status of that? BTW nice pick up for the Mets

4 years 3 months ago

Stop reading Adam Rubin tweets.

4 years 3 months ago

I’m guessing Sandy Alderson had a hand in this signing – Sweeney’s tenure with the Padres overlap with Alderson in 2006.

4 years 3 months ago

You are out of your skull!! If the Mets trade him, the stadium will be empty all summer. Alderson, pay the price.