Seratelli, a switch-hitter who turns 31 in February, had a triple slash of .273/.395/.413 for Kansas City’s Triple-A affiliate last year. He’s been in the Royals’ system since 2007, and has yet to make his big league debut. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York believes that Seratelli has a chance to earn a bench spot with the Mets next year.
The Mets also signed right handed reliever Joel Carreno, a 26 year old who spent time in the majors with Toronto in both 2011 and 2012. Carreno split last season with Toronto’s Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
In 39.1 innings pitched in Triple-A, Carreno posted a 2.97 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He struck out 46 (10.53 per 9) and walked 16. He features a fastball that sits in the low 90’s and a slider that sits around 81 MPH. He used to work off a fastball/curveball combination, but it appears he scrapped the curve after 2011 in favor of the slider.
Carreno will compete for a spot in the bullpen during spring training, but he’s likely ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas.