32 year-old righty Brian Lawrence made six starts for the Mets last year and 16 in Triple A. He’d missed all of ’06 due to rotator cuff and labrum surgery. Before that, he’d been a useful innings eater.
This year Lawrence found himself playing independent ball for the Camden Riversharks playing alongside familiar names such as Ryan Drese and Jamal Strong. He posted a 3.21 ERA in eight starts. Today, the Braves purchased Lawrence’s contract and assigned him to Triple A.