Brian Sweeney Signs With The NY Mets
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets have signed right-handed pitcher Brian Sweeney from the Atlantic League.
The Clifton Park resident originally signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks last November, but he was released during Spring Training. Sweeney has appeared in 73 games over the course of 4 seasons in the MLB with Seattle and San Diego.
Brian started on Opening Day last week for the Somerset Patriots, earning a win after striking out 8 batters in a strong 7-inning performance.
The Mets have experienced a string of injuries with their pitchers lately, including season-ending Tommy John surgeries for Jenrry Mejia and Boof Bonser. Sweeney will start his Mets career by reporting to Triple-A Buffalo.