New York Mets Re-Sign Two Relievers

The New York Mets have added to their bullpen depth, bringing back two relievers who appeared in the majors in 2022, signing them to minor league contracts. 

Tommy Hunter and Sean Reid-Foley are in completely different situations entering 2023. Reid-Foley, a former 2nd-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays, suffered an elbow injury and underwent Tommy John surgery in May. The Mets non-tendered him after the season, but obviously saw enough in the short stints he pitched in 2021 and '22 to want to keep him around. He'll likely be out until at least late in 2023 season.

Reid-Foley, 27, has pitched a total of just 30.2 innings over the last two years, but has flashed his strikeout potential, whiffing 10 batters per nine innings. However, the walks must be brought under control, as his wildness has helped lead to a 5.28 ERA.

Hunter made 18 appearances for the Mets this past season, and is likely to win himself an important role in the bullpen for '23. He posted a 2.42 ERA in 22.1 innings. His ERA+ was 141 (41% better than league average).

Hunter, 36, will be going into his 16th season in the majors.

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