The New York Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Chuck James to a minor league deal and will receive an invite to spring training, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN via twitter.
Mets sign LHP Chuck James - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
Southpaw Chuck James has signed with the Mets on a minor league deal and will receive an invitation to spring training.
- Mets must now answer, "who is Chuck James?" Olberman's take:
Twitter / @KeithOlbermann: The Marlins signed Jose Re ...
"The Marlins signed Jose Reyes. The Angels signed Albert Pujols. The #Mets have just signed Chuck James (LHP, Braves, 06-08). Sigh."
- Here's the Mets official release:
James, 30, split last season between Minnesota and Rochester (AAA) of the International League. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Atlanta began the year with the Red Wings before the Twins purchased his contract on May 28. James appeared in eight games out of the Twins’ bullpen without recording a decision and compiled a 6.10 ERA (seven earned runs/10.1 innings). He was optioned to Rochester on June 16 and finished the year with the Red Wings, posting a 3-2 record, one save and a 2.30 ERA (16 earned runs/62.2 innings) in 38 games.
Originally drafted by Atlanta in the 20th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, James made his major league debut with the Braves in 2005. In 72 major league games, 55 starts, James is 24-19 with a 4.53 ERA (164 earned runs/326.0 innings).
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