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.

4 Responses to Mets Sign Brian Sweeney Leave a Reply

  1. 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

  2. Blue387 4 years ago

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

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

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