June 19, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Dana Eveland (37) pitches during the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Sign LHP Dana Eveland To Minor League Deal


According to Chris Cotillo, the Mets have signed left handed reliever Dana Eveland to a minor league deal.  The deal does not include an invite to major league spring training.

While in the majors from 2005 to 2012, the 30 year old Eveland posted a 5.46 ERA and 1.66 WHIP

Eveland spent last season pitching in Korea.

Thoughts:

The fact that Eveland did not receive an invite to big league camp as part of his deal tells you all you need to know.  This is a depth signing and nothing more.

A look at Eveland’s career splits hammers home the fact that he isn’t appreciably better against left handed hitters than he is against right handed hitters – making him minor league fodder unless there are a barrage of injuries.

In all likelihood, Eveland will be assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas of the PCL and will serve as insurance in the event multiple relievers at the major league level get hurt.

 

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