The Mets sign Buddy Carlyle to a minor league deal

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The long career of Buddy Carlyle continues: the Mets announced today that they signed him to a minor league deal with a major league camp invite.

Carlyle posted a 1.53 ERA in 26 games in 2014. It was is eighth big league season, but he’s been bopping around forever, having been drafted in 1996 and having made his major league debut in 1999. He didn’t see the bigs in 2001-4, 2006, 2010, 2012 or 2013. He has pitched parts of 16 years in the minors and — if I’m counting right — has been part of nine different affiliated organizations and spent one year in Korea. Dude gets around.

2014 was something of an outlier for him — his career big league ERA is 5.13 in 139 games — but it costs the Mets very little to see if, once again, he can be a pleasant surprise in their bullpen.

 

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.