Miguel Batista Rumors


Blue Jays Release Miguel Batista

The Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate announced the release of Miguel Batista, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (on Twitter). The 42-year-old right-hander had signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays back in April.  Batista struggled to establish himself in Triple-A Buffalo however, pitching to an 8.36 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 over 28 innings.  

In 2012, Batista posted a 4.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9 and 5.2 BB/9 in 52 and 2/3 innings with both the Braves and the Mets.   The 18-year veteran was hoping to return to Toronto after last pitching for the club in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.  Batista owns a career 4.48 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over 1956 and 1/3 innings.



Blue Jays Sign Miguel Batista

The Blue Jays have signed Miguel Batista to a minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).  The Rockies released the 42-year-old prior to Opening Day.

The right-hander hooked on with Colorado in January on a minor league deal but couldn't break camp.  In 52 2/3 innings with the Braves and Mets last season, Batista posted a 4.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 5.2 BB/9, and a 46.2 percent ground-ball rate.

Batista has appeared with eleven different Major League clubs over parts of 18 seasons and has a 4.48 career ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.



Rockies Release Miguel Batista

The Rockies have announced (via Twitter) that they have released right-hander Miguel Batista, who had signed a minor league deal with the club this past January.

In 52 2/3 innings between the Braves and Mets last season, Batista registered a 4.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 5.2 BB/9 and a 46.2 percent ground-ball rate. His fastball has lost a tick with age, but he still managed to average 91.7 mph. Batista has appeared with eleven different Major League clubs over parts of 18 seasons. The Dominican hurler has a 4.48 career ERA in 1956 1/3 Major League innings.



Rockies Sign Miguel Batista

The Rockies have signed Miguel Batista to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (on Twitter). The Martin Arburua client will compete for a middle relief spot according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post (on Twitter).

Batista, 41, posted a 4.61 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 5.6 BB/9 in 52 2/3 innings for the Mets and Braves last season. He managed a 3.66 ERA in 142 2/3 innings from 2010-2011 and has served primarily as a swingman since 2008. Batista pitched for 11 different teams during his 18-year big league career.



Braves To Sign Miguel Batista

The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista, David Lennon of Newsday reports (on Twitter). The Mets released the 41-year-old right-hander yesterday after designating him for assignment.

Batista posted a 4.82 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings for the Mets this year, including five starts. Batista joined the Mets last summer on a minor league deal and signed another with the club in January. The 18-year veteran has a 4.49 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in his career.



Mets Release Miguel Batista

The Mets have released Miguel Batista, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports. They had designated the 41-year-old right-hander for assignment four days ago.

Batista posted a 4.82 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings of work this year, including five starts. Batista joined the Mets last summer on a minor league deal and signed another with the club in January. The 18-year veteran has a 4.49 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in his career.



Mets Designate Miguel Batista For Assignment

The Mets have designated Miguel Batista for assignment, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter).  The Mets' 40-man roster currently stands at 38.

The 41-year-old had a 4.82 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 46.2 innings of work this year.  Batista joined the Mets last summer on a minor league deal and inked another with the club in January.  For his career, the veteran has a 4.49 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.



Mets Re-Sign Miguel Batista

The Mets re-signed righty Miguel Batista to a minor league deal, tweets Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  They also added Fernando Cabrera, tweets MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Batista, 41 in February, posted a 3.60 ERA, 4.7 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, 0.30 HR/9, and 44.9% groundball rate in 60 innings for the Mets and Cardinals last year.  He ended the Mets' season on a high note with a shutout against the Reds.

Cabrera, 30, posted a 2.71 ERA, 10.4 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and 0.86 HR/9 in 63 innings for the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate last year.

So far this offseason, the Mets have also signed Chuck James, Garrett Olson, Rob Johnson, Lucas May, Val Pascucci, Omar Quintanilla, Mike Baxter, Adam Loewen, and Vinny Rottino to minor league deals.



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Mets Sign Miguel Batista

The Mets signed Miguel Batista to a minor league deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Cardinals released the right-hander late last month.

Batista pitched 29 1/3 innings for the Cardinals this year, posting a 4.60 ERA with more walks (19) than strikeouts (16). The 40-year-old's ground ball rate dropped from his usual 50% figure to 36.8% this year, but his average fastball velocity remains respectable. Even after 17 seasons in the majors, the righty averages 92.6 mph.









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