July 14 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Socolovich (58) pitches in the eleventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 8 - 6 in 13 innings. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich to Minor League Deal


According to the Mets on Twitter, the club has signed right handed reliever Miguel Socolovich to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp.

Socolovich, 27, pitched in Japan last year with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.  Prior to last season, Socolovich spent seven seasons in the minors with the Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, and Cubs.

Socolovich appeared in the big leagues with both the Orioles and Cubs in 2012.

Thoughts:

Socolovich, who features a fastball that sits in the low 90′s, a slider that sits around 83 MPH, and a changeup that sits between 81 and 82, had impressive strikeout rates between 2010 and 2012 – peaking at 11.81 strikeouts per 9 in 48n innings pitched for the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox in 2011.

This signing will probably be ripped by fans because it isn’t a big name, but these types of deals have to be made in addition to what people expect will be the “impact” acquisitions.

Socolovich will likely open 2014 with Triple-A Las Vegas.

 

 

Thanks for reading! Be sure to follow@RisingAppleBlog on Twitter and Instagram, and Like Rising Apple’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, rumors, and opinion.

Tags: Miguel Socolovich New York Mets

  • Neznakomtsy

    Forget Socolovich…the Kinsler/Fielder trade can have HUGE implications for a proposed Murphy trade…remarkably similar stats between Murphy and Kinsler and Murphy is younger and a lot less expensive….personally, I want to see Murph as a Met,,,,he is under appreciated