Mets Sign Veteran Reliever

Earlier today, we reported that Tommy Hunter was working out with different MLB teams. Now, the veteran reliever has landed himself a minor league contract with the New York Mets.

Hunter has a connection with the Mets, as he played for them during the 2021 season. However, due to a back injury, he was limited to just four games on the year. He was excellent during them, though, as he did not surrender a run in 8.0 innings pitched. Now, he will be hoping to receive a call-up as the season progresses.

There's no risk in the Mets handing Hunter this minor league deal. At worst, they have added a reliever with over a decade of experience. However, if he can find the form he had before his injury, he absolutely should become a part of their 'pen before the season is out. 

In 476 career MLB games, Hunter has a 56-45 record, 4.04 ERA, and 597 strikeouts. 

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