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Mets sign Aaron Laffey

The New York Mets have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Mets have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract, the team has announced:

Laffey’s new deal with the Mets includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Laffey spent the 2012 season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He signed with the club last December and appeared in 22 games, including 16 starts. Over his 100 2/3 innings pitched the left-hander maintained an ERA of 4.56 with 4.3 strikeouts and 3.3 walks per nine innings.

Over Laffey’s six seasons at the major league level he’s posted an ERA of 4.38 over 148 appearances, including 65 starts, spanning 474 1/3 innings with 4.4 strikeouts and 3.5 walks per nine innings.

Laffey also spent part of the 2012 season with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate. The 27-year-old maintained an ERA of 4.52 over 11 starts spanning 63 2/3 innings.

In 10 seasons at the minor league level Laffey owns a career ERA of 3.69 with 6.1 strikeouts and 3.1 walks per nine innings.

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