Feb 21, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals shortstop Anthony Seratelli (69) poses for a picture during photo day at the Royals Spring Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Sign Anthony Seratelli and Joel Carreno to Minor League Deals

Per the Mets, the club has signed utility player Anthony Seratelli and right handed pitcher Joel Carreno to minor league deals.  Both players have received an invite to major league spring training.

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.


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