New York Mets bolster pitching staff, bring in Fernando Salas, Tom Gorzelanny

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 4, 2017 at 2:00 AM
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The New York Mets and right-hander Fernando Salas agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal on Friday.

Salas, 31, also can earn $350,000 in incentives. The deal is pending until Salas passes a physical.

Salas posted a 2.08 ERA in 17 games with the Mets last season after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels.

The veteran has a 19-22 record and 3.64 ERA in seven seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Angels and Mets. He also provides extra insurance as a possible fill-in closer with Jeurys Familia facing a likely suspension over a domestic violence incident.

New York also signed veteran left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Gorzelanny will reportedly make $1 million if he makes the Mets' roster and could earn another $1.8 million in incentives.

Gorzelanny is 50-53 with a 4.40 ERA in parts of 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians.

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