New York Mets Release 16-Year Veteran Pitcher

The New York Mets have made a roster decision regarding veteran right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter.

After a disappointing performance this season, Hunter has been designated for assignment and subsequently released by the team.

Despite his underwhelming numbers, Hunter has had a reputation as a reliable middle innings arm throughout his career.

Known for his excellent control, he maintained a solid 4.7% walk rate this season. While he has chosen not to accept a demotion to Triple-A Syracuse, Hunter will now explore opportunities in the free agent market.

At 36 years old, he may have to start in the minor leagues to showcase his abilities and potentially earn a chance with another organization.

Despite his recent struggles, Hunter's experience and track record may still make him an appealing option for teams in need of bullpen depth.

Over his 16-year career, Hunter holds a 4.07 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, while averaging 6.3 K/9 across 917 innings and 508 games played. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports